The serious lack of hard weather is reflected in the soil conditions. Market gardener Andrew McTurk who farms in Brentwood in Essex says the soil is not in particularly good order this year. A hard frost is extremely beneficial as it gives the top tilth where the surface is lovely and nice. As he explained to Ken Crowther it doesn’t need many frosts but there hasn’t been enough this year to make a good job.
Frosts might not be to everyone’s liking but for farmer’s cold weather is natures friend as it helps kills bugs, stops slugs and helps breaks the soil down. Andrew McTurk is a market gardener who farmers in Brentwood in Essex he told Ken Crowther the cold weather does a lot more good than harm.