Who has decided to grow more in there garden and what are you growing? Salad crps are my first thought.
For any that are starting a veg garden, I recommend Charles Dowding's "No Dig Method" just watch his youtube on how to do it, straight from grass to a veg plot without digging it over, no weeds, and if you are a livestock farm then you have all the ingredients.
Having said that, Ive got a few spuds in but nothing else yet.
Good point, we stopped using most agrochemicals a while back on our grassland, but I don't really know about straw or other bought in grass. Haven't come a cropper yet. Chillies and other capsicums are particularly susceptible I believe, but I can't remember what else.Be careful if you use clopyralid - Mr Dowding had big probs with damaged crops when he composted manure, or bought composted manure, from a farm that used the stuff, and kicked up a fuss (rightly so) with CRD/HSE and now clopyralid treated material cannot be legally used for composting.
Mrs came back from horse racing in Paris on Monday and she said 11 minutes out of Chateauroux the cereal fields had been hammered down.Pah! 5mm in total, so the arrosage is still in full swing. At least we didn’t get what Chateauroux got - reportedly hail stones the size of tennis balls!