How's the gardening going in this heat? I got a little motivated a couple of weeks ago and then this heat hit and I went "Nope". Luckily for me, everything has survived so far of the new plantings. I put that down to using a seasol combined with a wetting agent in a hose on pack "seasol super soil wetter and conditioner" -> I did the whole yard and all the wicking beds as nothing was doing well and the soil looked awful. In the heat, it is very easy for the soil to become water repelant, even the wicking beds as the tops dry out and I had to do something as even though I was putting lots of water into them, it was running right through and not "wetting" the soil. Into 3 of the beds that I've so far started planting into, I've added a mix of searles 5 in 1 and horse poo and now the soil is looking great.
This was taken 2 weeks ago and everything is kicking along nicely. At the back is a bought cucumber (already has baby cuc's on it) and tromboncino planted from seeds. I have 2 more cucumbers planted from seeds at the front and bought eggplant seedlings on the left.
Next is the corn bed. Again doing well but the caterpillers have started again so I will need to use some BT soon.
I've got melons and tomato's planted out the front
My first pomegranate. I have two more on the tree that are bigger and better but this was a nice start.
I can't believe it!! They are also HUGE, the one I bought home is the size of my entire hand.
Anyway guys, I'm done.
Happy gardening folks.
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