6.16.2010

The frost is here.......

Winter is in full swing now with our temperatures dropping at around 4:00pm in the afternoon. Early mornings are really cold. The apprentices have been doing extremely well in preventing their crops from being affected by frost however, during early hours today, the frost hit most of the fields and it has affected the Irish potatoes. Encouraging the apprentices was the order of the day and making sure contingence plans are in place.

How about the other crops? Approximately 40,000 cabbages were planted and we are harvesting about 3 tonnes of cabbages a week. From a 0.8 hectare field of sugar beans, we are bringing in 800kg and we are also starting to harvest the green onions. We have got 3 hectares of winter wheat in the ground at the moment which is doing really well.

We hope the apprentices keep their spirits up as we still have quite a way to go before winter is finally over!


By Molly Manhanga

3 comments:

Diana said...

wow your training centre is so amazing,are the irish potatoes a write off can they be saved???

Anonymous said...

your work is so amazing, but can teh irish potatoes be saved?

ebenezer agricultural training centre said...

Thank you for your comments. The irish potatoes are not looking fantastic but we are hoping to save them.