Sunday, 28 January 2018

Beating the Heat!

 With the temperature over 40°C today and almost as hot in recent days, the poor garden really suffers. Shade cloth is a must for some areas and it requires quite some ingenuity to adequately shade the different areas. This above is a corner of the front garden that has some tender plants in it that require protection. Note one of the 6 water tanks on the property, which are now all empty!
                                                          Part of the fernery under cover.
All the vegetable garden beds are enclosed to protect the crops from the possums and birds, the rats however still manage to get in and eat a lot of produce unfortunately. With the beds being raised and enclosed it makes it easier to cover them with shade cloth when the heat gets just too hot. In past years the tomatoes have actually stewed in situ on the plants!

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