Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Natural Farming of Winter Wheat – Part Three

Surface Sowing     When sown too deeply, germination is delayed, the rhizome becomes unnecessarily lengthened exposing it to frost damage, slugs and root diseases, tillering will be delayed and, consequently, the risk of scalding will be increased. When surface … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Winter Wheat – Part Two

Open Sowing Determining the density of sowing is no less important than the timing, it is the balance between sufficient light and occupation of the soil by the cereal. Excess Sowing Agriculturalists sow a ridiculous amount of seeds and then … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Winter Wheat

Introduction   The NF of winter wheat is simply the sowing of wheat into a permanent green manure cover crop as early after midsummers’ day as is practicable. When you want to grow winter wheat, ask of the winter wheat! … Continue reading

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The Fertile Fields of Latium

There is an historical moment that has interesting reverberations and repercussions for this present moment, for us, today. I would like to take you back to Italy before it was Italy, back to ancient Rome before it was Rome, to … Continue reading

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Update

Just moved into a small hut in the forest with no electricity – let alone internet – thus this blog will be updated each time I’m back in civilization!      

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