The Greening of the Paddocks

The Greening of the Paddocks

The winter frosts seem to have finally loosened their grip and the paddocks have exploded in a mix of white clover and lucerne that we’d allowed to self-seed from a broader mix planted last spring (which included phacelia, mustard, buckwheat, red clover, cornflowers, bergamot, California poppies and more).

We sent a tractor through last week to direct drill with another mix of nitrogen fixing plants and wildflowers, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next couple of months (though our expert hired gun said that the new spring growth from last year’s leftovers was thick enough that the new seeding might not have more than a 50-60% strike rate).

*You can just barely see me in the lower right-hand corner — the farmer in the Chinese straw hat, checking his iPhone for messages, of course.

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