Green Manure Crop Update

29th Mar 2018

Here we are again on our green manure paddock. Our plan is constantly changing. On our last post we indicated we would wait for the millet seed to mature, but we decided against that because too much energy would then be stored in the seed. So on 11 March we decided to put the flail mower back on the paddock and mulch it to ground level. At this point, we realised we have put 2 metres of leaf litter back onto the surface of the soil after two mowings. Straight after the mowing, we sprayed the paddock with our Biological spray once again. The soil is now so biological alive that we are seeing the material humify at a rapid rate.  We expect to be able to plant into this paddock in approximately three weeks. The millet  is already regrowing again, which we hope not to mulch the third time; hopefully the season we shut the millet down on its own. 

Our next post we will be planting this paddock with oats and pasture seed. We will update you all again.

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