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Watering

HOME GROWN- HARVESTING AND WATERING 

Watering
AND EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN NEEDS WATER 
 
The Radical 
2nd July 2018

 
 
FLOWERS, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
 
AND DON’T LET THE CLEVER DICKS WITH ROOTS IN ROMANCE TELL YOU DIFFERENT
 
This last weekend has been very busy 
 
as all the days have since the heatwave struck Britain.
 
But this last weekend we harvested the Peas and Broad Bean crop
to the freezer.
 
We also harvested and bagged the remainder of one raised bed containing 
 
The Duke of York and Arran Pilot potatoes which  produced a huge crop.
 
One more first early bed to harvest then on to the second earlies -Kestrel 
 
Because the potato plants have been watered daily they look fine.
 
As do the carrots,broccoli and cabbage plants.
 
But it is the flowers that are so thirsty.
 
And need our watering cans every evening.
 
Anything in pots needs it most – the bedding plants
 
But the garden borders where we have
 
 Godetia, Sweet Williams,Zebrinia Californian Poppies and Marrigolds
 
 of all types in full bloom alonside Panies and Petunia.
 
The Hanging baskets are so thirsty too but seems to lose their water 
 
as you pour it in so I keep them above other plants, those the neighbours 
 
have not relieved us of.
 
Commercial growers are facing an up hill struggle too.
 
My local Garden Centre told me they start watering in the morning 
 
and by the time they have finished it is time in the afternoon to start all over again.
 
Fortunately we have Kielder reservoir full to the brim but no doubt 
 
will be required to supply those areas with less less storage capacity.

 
Farmers pea crop harvest is down in yield.

 
Those without irrigation must be feeling the strain.

 
But the Hay crop looks the very best, but aftergrowth needs rain.

 
Winter cereal harvesting is underway so I do hope the wheat

 
for your daily bread is not suffering.

 
REMEMBER MOST FOOD IS GROWN ON FARMS

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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