8am on 1st July 2015
July 2015 Heatwave
Temperatures are soaring to over 34 degrees centrigrade (currently) and we’re all suffering a bit. This picture was taken at 8am today and this plotholder wasn’t alone!
It’s worth remembering that an occasional deep watering is better than lots of superficial sprinkling. A thorough watering will get the moisture down deep into the soil and will encourage roots to grow downwards rather than up towards the surface.
Only water where it’s clearly needed. One of our committee members almost never waters her plot and her crops all seem to thrive.
There are new notices by each of the pumps explaining how to use them to prolong their life, and ‘pump etiquette’ such as always leaving the tanks as full as when you found them.