People often wonder .... what do farmers do on their land? Here we'll give information and updates, month by month, about the tasks we undertake.
FARMING THIS MONTH
Algy's Farm has had another busy year.
The harvest was earlier due to the warm weather we've all enjoyed this year and harvesting went at a faster pace thanks again to a magnificent higher capacity combine harvester which we shared this year and last year with our neighbour. Then as per every year, as soon as crops were harvested, the ground was prepared for the next crops.
In mid August the fields were sown with Oil Seed Rape. Soon afterwards Cover Crops were sown to help prevent nutrient loss and improved soil structure. Winter Cereals are sown from mid September onwards.
The Sugar Beet harvest starts in early October. There is always a rush to lift the crop to maintain it's good condition. Our Sugar Beet goes to be processed at British Sugar's Cantley factory.
You may even be sweetening your tea with some of Algy's crop if you buy Silver Spoon sugar!!