The unrelenting hot, sunny weather, coupled with the dearth of rain, means that it is going to be hard to plant out the remaining squash and sweetcorn.
I’ve managed to clear the ground needed
by pouring the contents of the washing up bowl on the patch and then digging out the garlic, stray Jerusalem artichokes, nettles and miscellaneous weeds. The latest bokashi bin is ready as well, so roll on about nine tonight when it has cooled down to 19 degrees C, so that the heavy work can commence.
The dryness is no doubt the reason why the strawberries have been smaller this year, but I’ve been good about watering the sweetcorn, which are already starting to produce fruit. Likewise, the tomatoes must be loving it.