This paddock is part of the original Eastbrook Vegetable Farm just outside of the town of Mount Barker. The paddock is situated east of our main irrigation dam with a northly aspect and a gentle slop back towards the dam. It is a large paddock, almost 8 ha (20 acres) in size. The soil is a lovely clay loam which drains well but holds water and nutrients well. In the gully it’s important to watch the irrigations as the soil can produce very tall bushes which will fall over of not restrained.