Thursday, October 2, 2014

East field cover crop planted

Drilled in rye yesterday after composting and dragging. Rain comes this afternoon.

This is how we looked doing the final dragging of the field.  This field started in May or June with lots of buckthorn and grapevines.  After roughing things out I went in with the tractor spring tooth and planted to buckwheat.  This came up weakly and sometime in August I plowed it up with the tractor.  The plow found a lot more roots and really helped get them out, although I suspect there are many more still in.  But hopefully there are enough gone that it can be plowed with the team next year.  I worked the ground every time a weed crop came up.  The Western part of this new ground was already planted to daikon radishes, having first started with buckwheat.

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