After a month of digging and preparing the ground and realising that I was now within the period of time when it was recommended that seeds be sown I spent a few hours between the showers sowing seeds. This is the first time I have tried to cultivate wildflower seeds so I am treatung it as an experiment. I am using two different seed mixes purchased from Boston Seeds. The first in the Butterfly Bee Mix of 26 species augmented by Cornflower Annuals and Yellow Rattle.
The second mix I used is designed for heavy clay soils which is what underlies the field.I used this mix at the lower end of the field which tends to be wetter and it contains 22 species. I will be watching to see how these different mixes perform and which species do best in this type of soil.
POST #4 PATHWAYS TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
In March 2023 I began an experiential inquiry called Pathways to a Sustainable Future and many of my posts between March-September were written for this project.
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