A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Thursday 31 October 2013

Winter Wheat

We tend to think that autumn is a time when everything is dying back in preparation for the chilly winter weather ahead but many of next year's crops are already sown and germinating as the green shoots of this winter wheat show.
Crops like this need a period of cold weather when they become dormant before they resume growth and develop  into next year's harvest. They are planted immediately after harvesting the previous crop.

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