Lately my garden has been in survival mode as we spent the last part of September away on holidays. Before leaving I planted out all of my tiny seedlings, soaked the soil where possible, soaked my pots and left one request for the person taking care of our property…please turn the irrigation on once a day and occasionally water the pots. When we arrived home I raced around the garden before I had even stepped inside the house. Is this normal behavior I wonder? Much to my relief everything was in good shape.
|carrots and celery|
We have received a few weeks of warm, windy weather and the
garden has survived these conditions fairly well thanks to extra mulch, plenty
of water and the addition of shade cloth over some beds.
I am excited to see my first tomatoes starting to set
fruit. The first plant to set fruit is
one that popped of voluntarily at the end of winter. I find I can put all the effort in the world
into certain plants, yet the self-sown vegetables are often the strongest. Have you found this?
This is the first time I have sown seed in these Jiffy
pellets. Have other gardeners had
success with these? So far they are
staying much damper than the seed raising mix that I normally use.
|the first crop of young apricots|
My apricot tree setting its first ever little crop.
a tiny rockmelon under an old washing basket to protect it from clumsy feet
Liz from Strayed from the Table hosts this little garden tour. Please visit her garden and the other gardens on her blog for some gardening inspiration.
Are you sowing or harvesting or busily preparing your garden for the summer heat?