Well, the barley’s up! Its had a lovely couple of drinks from the rain we’ve had over the past week, the insects have been sprayed out, we can’t see any weeds … so this crop has had a good start.
Now, it’s got a fair bit more growing to do over the next five months. It’ll grow fairly slowly for the next month or so, as the ground is really cold, but as soon as the warmth starts to break through, it’ll take off.
That’s when we’ll need rain as the plants suck up so much moisture when they’re growing quickly.
In November/December sometimes, depending on how the season finishes up, we’ll be putting the header in here to harvest, what we hope will be, beautiful, plump grains!