Very easy to grow, in fact stopping them growing is the problem as they just keep on flowering.I know a bloke who grows it with mustard to hold it up. He's on here.
Having just read the new rules as posted by @blondeagadvisor growing a legume with another crop ( vetch and mustard or peas and rape ) doesn't count as a legume for greening. You will have to enter it as a mixed crop.Been offered a contract to grow Vetch seed and it looks like a good alternative to Beans, but any experience out there please? DD in spring or autumn? Harvest problems? Weed control?
I'd like to say that I wasn't trying to put you off, I was just saying how it is.I can pass you on the contact details if you want...............
I was think this will be a problem with peaola
Several year ago I realised that we were doing OK with cereals but needed to improve our break crops. I started growing minority seed crops for a couple of companies. Turnips, swede and broad beans we were quite good at; vetch/tares, radish and mustard we were OK at; cress, peas and a few others were on going disasters, although it took several years to realiseI can pass you on the contact details if you want...............
I know the feeling only too well! I've had crops like this and sometimes all you end up with is half a tonne of mush that I ended tipping in a hedge.Growing some at home this year. Only 20 acres and on the flattest field we have. All was looking well until this latest rain. It was dying off well without having sprayed it and would have gone at it had we had two or three hot days. Now very flat and very wet!! . Any tips on harvesting. Will be a good crop if we can get in the combine tank. Been told you've got to go with bright sun and not too humid. Similar to linseed then?! Any advantage to running a non serrated knife? Robigus have you still got your disc arrangement? Any advice greatly received. Ain't worth nowt till it is in the shed.
With the Deere lifters you can change the angle just by changing which hole you put the retaining clip in. I'd do that rather than changing the angle of the feeder house plate.Thanks Simon, some useful pointers there. Never thought of the auger wrapping! The more people I speak to the more fun it sounds!
Was going to go with lifters. Also on the Deere combine you can alter the pitch of the header from the frame on the feeder house. Was thinking of having the header slightly more nose down. My theory being this may help get under the carpet. Father reckons it will just encourage bulldozing. He might be right. He normally is!!! What would you think? Now wishing we had a vario type header!!!
As you say I think patience is the key here!!