Who's going ww in feb ?

Chalky

Member
Assuming Feb gives any chances to sow of course...

'february-fill-the-dike' isn't it??

The law of averages would probably suggest we cannot have any less chance of sowing than through Oct/Dec-but wet as things are now, we are yet to have 'winter'.
 
In my opinion sowing now is high risk with uncertain weather and undoubtably going colder , so , I'm thinking how's about mid - end of feb , moves some seed and the only risk is vernalisation , could be a better gamble ,

Decisions , decisions .
Thinking the same here, just about dried up to have a go. Would probably get massacred by crows. For once I wish it would rain so the decision would be made for me. Hoping to get a spell at the end of Jan, sowing now is just guaranteeing 2 months of minimal growth and maximum potential pest damage.
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Thinking the same here, just about dried up to have a go. Would probably get massacred by crows. For once I wish it would rain so the decision would be made for me. Hoping to get a spell at the end of Jan, sowing now is just guaranteeing 2 months of minimal growth and maximum potential pest damage.


If it’s off the heap, put enough on for the crows too
 

silverfox

Member
Location
Shropshire
Thinking the same here, just about dried up to have a go. Would probably get massacred by crows. For once I wish it would rain so the decision would be made for me. Hoping to get a spell at the end of Jan, sowing now is just guaranteeing 2 months of minimal growth and maximum potential pest damage.
Don’t wish for rain, but I know what you mean. I’ve managed to plough some more, but quite an area of it wouldn’t drill very well, so the winter frosts can do their best on it for now.
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
feck sake sound like you're in a different time zone :D:D...ooh what us norfolk/suffolk lads would give for your 'gentle summer' rains:D:D
Very true @spin cycle but despite me always being jealous of the rest of the country in may and June when they're getting rain and our little bit that juts out misses every shower. I still dont think I'd swap. Our yields aren't that far below others but we do have a much easier time getting them, no blackgrass, no snotty muddy fields for 6 months of the year, no enormous fuel bills from having to work land numerous times to get a seed bed.
 

Wombat

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East yorks
If you have conditions you can drill in then I would

you could be under several feet of snow in February

not a season for gambling imo

I agree but it’s still too wet, even on the stubbles the tire cleats are making little sealed pools at the moment. Give it a couple of weeks hopefully
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
Very true @spin cycle but despite me always being jealous of the rest of the country in may and June when they're getting rain and our little bit that juts out misses every shower. I still dont think I'd swap. Our yields aren't that far below others but we do have a much easier time getting them, no blackgrass, no snotty muddy fields for 6 months of the year, no enormous fuel bills from having to work land numerous times to get a seed bed.

not to mention the seething swathes of ppl and crime :D:D
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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