I´ve been waiting for this. Our wonderful neighbour came back and gave the field another pass with the tiller, and brought his hand seeder too (which I loved!).
Now the green mist has appeared on the ground. In this case the early spears are oats, which were supposed to be planted sparsely, for a shade cover.
If you look directly at it, there´s hardly any green to be seen.
The before picture.
I knew, any day, there would be a dust of green across it, and indeed, it came nearly overnight.
I was casting seed by hand too, and it appears I have a heavy one. One might notice in the top photo there is a distinct strip of thicker oats. It´s almost strangely straight edged. Oh well.