Stony Ridge


This paddock formed part of the original Eastbrook farm that the Samwell family bought when relocating from their Summertown property that was destroyed in the 1984 Ash Wednesday bushfires. As the name indicates there is a ridge along the headland which is quite stony. Many hours have been spent handpicking rock out of the paddock to make it suitable to be able to plant vegetables in it. The soil being a sandy silt is quite light and can be prone to erosion if there are heavy rainfall events or too much water is put on through irrigation. However, with this light soil it means that it is free draining and will not get waterlogged which means late autumn plantings can be sown without any adverse effect to produce quality.

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