Sunday, 21 September 2008

mr mustard

The season is rolling by and bare earth is appearing as crops are taken. Bare soil is bad soil, so into the ground go the green manures.
We have now established an annual cycle of green manures and overwintering plants to follow our crop rotation.

This years potato bed is planted with field beans and with broad beans to be followed by legumes in the spring...
This years legume bed is planted with mustard to be followed by brassicas in the spring...
This years brassica bed is planted with garlic, onions and shallots...
This years onion bed is planted with grazing rye... to be manured and planted with potatoes in the spring.

As Hannibal Hayes said 'I love it when a plan comes together'.

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