Monday, 14 April 2014
Seeds in Hand...
The compost has been added, the weather has been lovely and mild, and it's time to plant the grains! Brian's farmer senses are tingling. Just to be thorough, we read up on soil temperatures for germination and Brian went and checked the temperature of our soil. We have sandy, "fast" soil (meaning it heats up faster than loam or clay soils in the spring), and sure enough, it's plenty warm -- 16*C was the reading that Brian got. Warm soil means warm, germinating seeds.
I'll be going to the Vancouver Parks Nursery tomorrow morning and picking up the bulk of our seeds -- wheat, oats, and a variety of flax grown for hand-spinning which they ordered especially for us.
Then on Wednesday morning, April 16, Brian and I will be down in the Flax Field sowing the cereal crops from about 9:30 to 11:30.
If you're around, why not join us?
see you there...