Friday, 17 July 2015

Some Decent Rainfall Required

Another couple of decent July days although it was a bit cool on Thursday morning as the over night temperature fell to 9.0°C (48.2°F) the coldest of the month.

A week ago the forecast was for some decent rainfall on Thursday but that forecast went by the wayside and now we really do need some rain to help some of our crops along.

This clump of rhubarb looks in need of a good drink. This is looking pretty good compared with our row of primroses.
All that remains now is brown dried up leaves. Perhaps the plants will recover when we eventually get a good downpour.

Planting up any new crops has become a bit tricky unless the ground was already prepared some time ago ready for planting. We’ve a couple of areas that needed digging over following on from the removal of last year’s crops. They didn’t get dug earlier in the season and it’s not going to happen right now.
The ground is rock hard. Maybe we should just drop our baby leek plants into the cracks and water them in. I think we might have to find an alternative patch of ground for our leeks and winter brassicas if we can.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett

1 comment:

  1. Those are impressive crevasses in your plot.
    We've managed to miss pretty much most of the rain in the forecast this summer. It appeared to rain for quite a while on Monday, but not much actually came down, lift the leaves of plants and the soil is bone dry. The leeks had to go in on Tuesday & Wednesday (they were beginning to turn yellow in the seed trays they've been there so long) and I hoped the soil would be moist after Monday's rain, but it was still like dust (very light soil) and the holes were very difficult to make. Never mind, we've got a BBQ to go to tomorrow, so it should rain hard !


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