Late summer brings a window of opportunity to prepare a field for planting in 2024.

After a relatively warm and mild summer mixed with intermittent periods of rain, this is the optimum time to perform the first steps in preparing a field for planting in 2024.

Following clearance of woody vegetation and lingering stumps, the field is ploughed and tilled to aerate the soil and allow for better water retention. To improve the organic content of the soil, locally sourced well rotted organic farm manure is added and quarried lime is added to balance the slightly acidic soil composition.