|Early spuds grown under perforated plastic to bring the harvest forward (is it better environmentally to grow a small amount this way or import them from Egypt for a week or two (or keep eating wrinkly old ones a bit longer))?|
|And looking through the hedge at ridges of our main crop potatoes in Olantigh Field,|
our chalky soil is almost white here as it rises up towards the downs.
|Spring onions off to a good start|
|Rows of mini craters where there should be rows of broad beans, wireworm (the larvae of click beetle) are attacking |
from underneath, and rooks are pulling up the small plants to eat the wireworm!
|So we're sowing broad beans in seed trays to transplant, we wil not be beaten!|
|It doesn't look much yet, but here's one of our 'bee food' phacelia strips, which has self seeded|
and will soon be in flower again.
|And finally, one of the damson trees in our hedges in flower.|