Monday, August 1, 2011

Broccoli Crop (2)

Things happen slowly in winter. This July we had 17 mornings below zero with a minimum of -8 degrees C. I’m pleased to see such low temperatures because it will kill any overwintering fruit fly larvae. On the other hand the plants are marking time and the microbes are barely turning over. The nitrate level has gone down by less than 2 kg per ha per week over the last two months. I’m starting to hang out for spring!