An unseasonably dry April meant for a later then normal germination. The rain finally arrived to everyone’s relief, and then in June it wouldn’t stop! A pleasant summer with warm days and sunshine helped to produce another cracking crop. We harvested in late August, and we are pleased with the quality and the yield of this year’s crop!
Look out for it on the shelves near you soon!
When the oats turn a golden colour, and the straw is ripe we are ready for havest.
Once ready, the worry turns to the weather, and the forecast is checked hourly, and then checked again…
Click on the link to see our harvest in action – Oat Harvest Sept 2016 more “Oat Harvest Success – Sept 2016”
It looks as though we are still 10 days from harvest.
We just need the green stalk and oats to turn a golden yellow shade and we will be ready to go! Not long!
The late season and showery weather is holding crops back from ripening and we are about ten days later than a normal year. The oats are holding their colour and senescing slowly which hopefully will help the grains fill. There looks to be plenty grains on each ear with and there is plenty promise for the harvest.