Through the seasons of farming – My Provincial Kitchen

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Through the seasons of farming

It’s that time of the year again. There’s a lot of dust in the air. Most of the burning has been finished and the tractors are getting warmed up for another big year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The plan so far this year is to plant 4,000 hectares of lupins, 5,000 hectares of wheat and 2,000 hectares of canola. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There has been no summer rain and it’s super dry at the moment but we’re still moving forward, we can’t always wait for rain or perfect conditions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We’ve been doing some deep ripping. This is where we pull a machine behind the tractor that rips lines in the ground. We do this to break up the hard pan which allows the rain 🌧 to go deeper into the soil profile. It also encourages the roots of the plants to dive deeper into the soil to follow the moisture and to access the healthy subsoil. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All of this will ensure a stronger crop and helps especially if we have a dry spell in August/September. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The next step is to plant the seeds, which is slowly starting. We can happily plant the lupins without rain as they will sit in the ground and wait for the rain. Then they’ll sprout and start to pop out of the ground. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’ll be sharing more with you over the coming weeks about how planting is going, when it’s raining and generally let you know how we are farming this year, it is a constant check and realignment all throughout the season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’d love to know if you have any questions about how we farm or if there’s anything in particular you’d like to know about lupins 

Kitto deep ripping 2019

Chat soon

Tanya xo

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