It's early April and there is no sign that anything will be planted soon. I have not kept close track, but we're getting 1-2 rain events per week these days, and most of them are significant. The largest one was over 2". Although nothing has been really flooded, it's difficult to see when I will be able to plant anything. The greatest concern is the Spring wheat, which can go in any time after February really. It will not be a good year for Spring wheat in all likelihood.
|The winter wheat in the test plot looks good. At this point the Stephens Turkey is actually a bit taller and greener than the Heartland or Ehmke (KC-State) Turkey.|
|Oats and peas, composted, and ready to grow something the minute it gets dry enough!!!|
|Trying to start onions as a pile all sprinkled on top. The last two years I was using 231 cell flats with one onion seed per cell.|
|Mystery wild allium, possibly allium canadense. There are 3 volunteer plants in the yard, and I have eaten a couple of them. But I'd really like them to establish so I can have more in the years to come!|
|March 12, almost one month ago. At this point just a few days of sunshine would have done the trick, but it just keeps getting cold and wet. The end of this week is forecast for 22 degree overnight low!|
|The Backska in the historical test plot showed some winter kill and the leaves are noticeably wider and pale in color. This shot is also from March 12.|
|March 12 and the garlic is coming up real strong.|