Month : May 2015

AgFest Field Days 2015 12th May, 2015

A fresh fall of snow down to 200 metres on my arrival into Launceston only added to the beauty of Tasmanian scenery as I drove the 20 minutes to Carrick for the AgFest Field Days.

Narrabri Show 2015 6th May, 2015

From Paddock to Plate (FP2P) hit the road again this week, driving past paddocks bursting with cotton as growers busily harvested, to spend time at the annual Narrabri Show.

Facebook

TODAY’S HARVEST: Peanuts Do you know where peanuts come from? From a vine, from a bush, from a tree or from the ground? Perhaps the photo below will give you a hint. Unlike other nuts that grow on trees like almonds and cashews, peanuts are legumes. The peanut plant is unusual because it flowers above ground but the peanut grows below the ground. Peanuts need full sun. If you have heavy soil, ensure good drainage by working in enough organic matter to make it loose and friable. Peanut seeds come in their shells and can be planted hulled or unhulled. If you do shell them, don’t remove the thin, pinkish brown seed coverings, or the seed won’t germinate. One inch of water a week is plenty a peanut plant. Being legumes, peanuts supply their own nitrogen, so avoid nitrogen-rich fertilisers, which encourage foliage rather than fruits. The crop is ready to harvest when leaves turn yellow and the peanuts’ inner shells have gold-marked veins, which you can check periodically by pulling out..

11 hours ago

Twitter
Instagram