|The ground view level of the wheat last week. It will really start growing fast with the warm days we are getting, the rain we were blessed with last week and the added nutrition.|
|Wheat really needs to be dark green to show that it has all the Nitrogen it needs to grow. The neighbor's wheat definitely has a yellow tinge to it showing it needs some more nutrition (aka fertilizer).|
The dry fertilizer is like the pellets you can sprinkle on your lawn or that you see mixed in your Miracle Gro potting soil.
|The spreader we use just happens to be A LOT bigger.|
I spent several hours a day last week in the truck hauling liquid fertilizer to The Farmer. After school, the boys "got" to go with me. Homework was done in the truck.
Still researching Massachusetts agriculture on mom's phone.
Anyone that thinks that all kids need an electronic device haven't met my 7 year old. He begged to stay at the field to finish his project with a stick and the dirt in the road.
Applying fertilizer takes way more time than if we applied it once, but it is better for the plants, the soil and the environment. And it gives us lots of extra family time without the distractions of a TV. :)
-A Kansas Farm Mom