• Eradicating Straw

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat8 hours ago 0 comments

    From experiences using computer vision last year, some of the cameras got very confused by bits of dry vegetable matter, particularly long thin bits, or 'straw' lying on the surface of the soil. The previous log shows a very scrappy plot, mainly due to this straw being turned over near the surface rather than buried. A pass with the plough turns the soil over to about 8" depth and should help bury the rubbish. The test plot is now left to dry out and any remaining weeds to get blasted by the strong sunlight we're getting at the moment:

  • Test beds start to be prepared

    Tegwyn☠Twmffat2 days ago 0 comments

    The 2019 planting season has started!

    This patch was rotovated with the tractor and has grass and weeds drying out on the surface in the sun. It certainly looks a bit scrappy at the moment, but after waiting for another week, it can be processed once more to get a nice fine tilth. Meanwhile, some of the crops themselves are being reared in cells in the glasshouse: