Nice bit of sunshine, though sadly not enough to go drilling. Managed to get on the land to top some charlock in an organic ley though. Other than charlock the clovers are looking well for post harvest establishment:
I once took a call from someone a mile or so away, who was frightened to go out if their house, or get out of the car, because whenever they did so they were set upon by an aggressive cock.
I didn't really know what to say.
True story though.
Oh yes, I dont mess around here.
Knocked off 100ha before lunch, had a nap, then finished the job in time for some crumpets.
Bit busy to take pictures mind....
(In truth, one run up and back on the closest field then home. Sadly no crumpet).
So I had a little go today.
Dry humping as it were, no seed involved.
Anyway, apparently a modern cultipress on heavy ground followed by 6 inches of rain leaves it a bit tight for them to do much, I concluded.
Excellent for collecting hedge mustard though I found.
Hunt for the triple k is...
Thanks for all the replies. I fear a ph is not a runner though, and besides I dont have one, or access to one. Have an ancient fixed tine job that I might have a play with, but likely springs are the way ahead.
As usual the chances are that by the time I've finished b*ggering about the land...
Not got the seed fiddle out yet, but not far off...
Anyway, can anyone tell me about how th old boys used to do it? This is onto worked heavy ground that's had a press.
Assuming they had access to a wagtail, what would they have covered the seed with?
Prime mover will be 36hp kubota on...
Not done a great deal yet tbh, only a bit of messing around with cover crops to get the hang of it.
I'm not sure though that this patience will be rewarded though after this weekend's deluge... not drilled a seed of winter corn yet, and I've rarely seen it this wet, even last year. Might be...
Not grown grass before, but got some in amongst the August storms. Too wet to roll at the time, and it's now up and doing nicely on the whole.
Inclination is to roll it either cambridge ( or flat if time) now, but dont want to damage clovers etc.
What is best practice on this? Seed beds...