That would mean buying it!safronsue wrote:fabulous here in Greece. sorry to gloat. it's the only thing we've got going for us really.
Jon, could you rig up some plastic covering just to keep the rain off and to warm up the soil? surely things will start improving soon.
The long range forecast that the farmers follow suggests early June should be a changing point. My wife was talking to a chap we know who farms 180 hectares of arable, and who is definitely not one of the boneheads, and his maize / sunflowers are all going yellow since they can't metabolise magnesium from the soil to produce enough chlorophyll to match what little growth they are putting on. If it doesn't warm up soon they will simply die, and there isn't really enough time to re-plant with any hope of a decent crop. And there may not be enough seed in any case. All very ugly and a good argument for not putting all one's eggs in the Monsanto basket.