Lupine Field Diary From Brow Farm

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Lupine Field: A Growing Diary

NOTE: People who are allergic to peanuts might also react to eating lupin seed (there are similar compounds in them) – don’t feed lupins to anyone with a peanut allergy.

Welcome to our Lupine Field Diary, where we document the journey of our lupine crop from preparation to harvest using regenerative farming methods. Explore the stages of lupine cultivation and witness the beauty of sustainable agriculture in action.

Preparing the Lupine Field

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Before sowing lupine seeds, our dedicated team meticulously prepares the field.

Sowing Lupine Seeds

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Dieta’ Sweet Lupin

This grows to 2ft – 3ft tall and make spikes of beautiful flowers, followed by large pods full of edible high-protein seeds.

A special lupin variety bred for eating.

Using advanced equipment suited for precision planting, we sow lupine seeds in rows with optimal spacing. This ensures uniform growth and healthy plants throughout the field.

Nurturing Lupine Plants

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As the lupine plants emerge, we employ sustainable crop management practices. This includes weed control, pest management using beneficial insects, and monitoring plant health for optimal growth.

Blooming Lupine Flowers

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Witness the vibrant colours of lupine flowers as they bloom across the field. Our regenerative farming practices support pollinator populations, ensuring healthy ecosystems within and around our lupine fields.

Lupine Pods and Maturation

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As the lupine plants mature, pods develop and fill with seeds. Careful monitoring allows us to assess readiness for harvest and plan accordingly to maximize seed quality.

Lupine Harvest

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Using specialized equipment, we harvest lupine pods at the peak of maturity. This ensures optimal seed quality and nutrient content, reflecting our commitment to delivering top-quality lupine products.

Sustainable Practices for Tomorrow

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After harvest, we implement cover cropping and soil rejuvenation practices. This maintains soil health, fosters biodiversity, and sets the stage for future lupine crops and other rotational plantings.

Join us on this journey through our Lupine Field Diary and discover the dedication and sustainable practices that go into producing high-quality lupine products at Brow Farm. From seed to harvest, we prioritize environmental stewardship and agricultural excellence. Stay tuned for updates and insights into our ongoing regenerative farming efforts.

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