Over the two years of growing at Tuppenny Barn the weather mostly behaved itself. The first year the spring and summer was lovely and warm, perfect weather to grow the flax and later, for the corn to mature and ripen. However, in the second year the weather didn’t get the memo and although they grew strongly rain towards the end of the year meant drying and harvesting didn’t go to plan, something this perfectionist didn’t like. Rats eating the crop. and then mold setting in, meant the corn crop was almost useless. However, this problem was turned into a a positive and into the theme and title of the exhibitions – Natural Imperfections!
Flax & ‘funky’ corn growing at Tuppenny Barn