Now that we have had our first true heat wave I am realising I wasn't prepared. Maybe all the rain last year lulled me into a false sense of security!
|Will this provide us with a dinner in a couple of weeks?!|
|This certainly won't!|
I have lost plants, others are doing terribly and we have battled with water, heat and insects! "But you were so organised with water!", I hear you say. "What happened?"
Well........ The goat ate the pump! So we connected the old one which doesn't turn off (so we need to walk to the pump and back to the yard before and after using a tap). Very frustrating! We couldn't get gravity feeding happening for this year, so maybe next?
|Not looking good!|
|The flowers on my beans were beautiful!|
|But not one of them set.|
- Lack of knowledge
- Lack of consistent water
- Lack of time
- Lack of shade
I read a post this morning by Linda Woodrow, a very experienced woman in the garden! Linda was discussing shade and the very issues I am having regarding the sun at different times of year. She posts often about what she is doing in her garden and I vow to take more notice of what she is doing this year, and to copy her! She is a permaculturalist and I am very interested in her knowledge in many areas.
There are still some upsides in my garden though........
|Bandicooted potatoes for our roast|
|Yummy zucchini which I served buttered with garlic|
|A lovely sunflower|
|What amazing detail they have!|
In the meantime, I love hubbie's temporary solution of getting enough water onto the garden in the limited time I have.