Jeremy Oatey sitting in the wheel of a tractor© Jim Wileman
In the South West, we have been having a marvellous spring for getting things done – my only gripe is that it has been a cold one. Slowly lifting soil temperatures, combined with low night temperatures, has meant crop growth has been somewhat steady. I didn’t start planting potatoes until April, but progress has been swift, withsurprisingly good soil conditions. The only interruptions to planting have come about through a troublesome bed tiller, the make of which will remain unnamed. […]