Saturday, July 23, 2005

A Dry Month

Well I wish it would rain, so far in the last 4 weeks we have had less than 10mm of rain so things are a little dry. Being on a heavy soil it at least holds some moisture below the surface but caps over terribly. For established plants not too much of a problem but for germinating seeds not so good.

As we are not allowed to use hosepipes on the site all watering is by hand, this does not bother me one bit. I can control the water plant to plant and I get up close to each one so can spot problems early. It takes me about 20 mins to water both allotments and I try and do this once every three days. The really thirsty plants such as toms and beans are planted over manure which acts as a reservoir so they seem to be happy. In fact looking back at the pictures from a month ago I am amazed at the change.

We have been picking Calabrese, Lettuce, Cauli, Peas and French Beans to date. Also cornflowers and red sunflowers in the floral section.

On the planting front I am now full. Leeks, Lettuce, Spring Onions, Lambs Lettuce all took up the spare space.

You can see the plot here, and the dry soil!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am envious of your results

7:47 AM  

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