Friday, May 26, 2017
We looked at our commercial chickpea crop then we visited our Admin managers crop of yellow beans.
Showing that it's possible to practice conservation farming on a 1 hectare field and produce great crops.
David's yellow beans look very good considering we have only recieved about 50% of our annual rainfall to date.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Clouds building up each day and so Friday would be a great day for the long rains of 2017 to start, I have put my order in.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The graph shows that there was exactly the same % of moisture in the soil profile at 60cm on 10th of November 2016 as there was on the 1st of Sept 2016, you will see a small increase around mid November as we had 132mm over the second half of Nov which found its way down.
People are sometimes sceptical about the medium to long term capacity of these heavy black cracking soil to store water over time, tool's like this help us learn so much about soil moisture, infiltration rates and so much more.
Our soil can hold a lot more water although only time will tell how much we end up with, we will aim to plant in the first 15 days of March, the long rains usually come between the 20th of march and the 1st April. (the long rains happens over 50 days most years) i.e start around the 20th March and finish on around 10th of May.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Chickpeas are two varieties from Tanzania, with not much (probably under 20mm total rain) expected over July/Aug/Sept and Oct they will have to show themselves the tough plant I think they are.