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Testing, Testing, Testing
Living Mulch Experiment After two years of undersowing spring cereals with a soil improving yellow trefoil and white clover mixture as part of the rotation, the ‘Living ...
On Your Bike!
We’ve been drilling Ryegrass (Westerwold) and vetch at Honeydale Farm today before the rain forecast for this weekend. It’s to provide ground cover over winter and ...
End of Summer
The last few weeks have been very busy ones at Honeydale. Not only have we been haymaking and harvesting but we’ve also been progressing with plans for the development of ...
Combining the Control Plots & Sowing for Winter
This weekend we took advantage of a break in the weather and combined our control plots of spring barley. Since we took over Honeydale four years ago, we have conventionally ...
Running Repairs
As part of our rotation of fertility building grass leys and cereals, an area of ley is ploughed up every year and planted in the spring with a cash crop to make the most of the ...
Making Sainfoin Hay While the Sun Shines
In the Cotswolds a hundred years ago, sainfoin was grown in one in seven fields, for hay, forage and soil improvement. It’s almost died out now due to high input farming. ...
Intercropping Oats
It was a wet but busy weekend at Honeydale. Last year we under sowed wheat with a yellow trefoil and white clover winter cover crop, and this year we’ve direct drilled ...
Crimper Roller Experiment - Rain Stops Play!
Our crimper roller experiment has been hampered by the heavy rain this week. It’s just been too wet for us to get out into the field without risking damage to the soil and ...
Crimper Roller Take Three
In the third stage of our No Till Crimper Roller experiment, we continue to hunt for that 'Goldilocks Moment' - when is the perfect time to crimp our rye/vetch crop? This ...
Crimper Roller Update
The second episode of the No Till Crimper Roller series follows on from week one where we established the crop was a little to under-developed to crimp yet. We continue to ...

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.