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The first day in the new field – Totnes, Devon

4.3 acres of arable land, weedy, scorched, lifeless. Ready to prepare and plant with wheat.
4.3 acres of arable land, weedy, scorched, lifeless. Ready to prepare and plant with wheat.

The first day on the new field raised some lovely questions that I need help with:

How do I measure and what do I measure in the field – soil, plant, biodiversity – to give a base to measure any improvements against as the planting and development begins?

What seeds should I look at planting to improve; soil quality, biodiversity, nutrient levels, appearance?

What wheat should I plant? Should I plant some veg? – spring cabbage or purple sprouting broccoli maybe?

How should I mark the wheat beds?

How should I advertise the field to passers bye?

How do I engage local interested people?

day 2 to day 30 should bring some answers, with your help of course.

The field of wheat in Devon

Planted 21st April 2014

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