Monday, 24 August 2015
The muggy, humid weather continued into Sunday with the afternoon temperature heading into the mid twenties Celsius. The forecast was for heavy rain again starting late afternoon.
We decided on heading down to the plot in the middle of the afternoon which probably wasn’t a good decision. I had some young lettuce plants that I wanted to plant out and I felt if they were left in their seed trays any longer they would probably spoil. We also wanted to harvest some vegetables and to give the greenhouse tomatoes a drink.
I had three small trays of lettuce seedlings Tom Thumb, Little Gem and Red Fire. I’d decided to see what happens to them if I transferred them directly into the plot rather than transplanting them into modules to grow on into larger seedlings. They were planted out in the bed cleared of our early peas. After the rain of last week the soil turned over really well not at all like that concrete we had a few weeks ago when the ground was very dry.
The newly planted seedlings were covered with netting as protection against wood pigeons.
Then Jan, our plot neighbour, invited us over to his plot for an afternoon coffee. It was an offer we didn’t turn down but unfortunately by the time we’d finished our coffee and put the world to rights the first spots of rain were starting to fall. We headed for the shed as the large drops of rain turned into a downpour accompanied by thunder and lightening.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:37