Having faffed around trying to develop a watering system for our new down the drive vegetable bed, it all fell flat on its face. We have decided to not use the system planned and instead, use something I have in use elsewhere (why don't you remember such things before buying something different?)
Anyway, all trees and large shrubs in the garden, have a half buried plant pot beside them to allow me to liquid feed/water down to the roots rather than just surface watering. This is what I shall do beside each bean or tomato plant. That way, I can assure they are getting what they need individually rather than waste precious water on the ground in general.
The bed is ready and waiting, all I need now are the plants to grow (or in the case of the beans) sprout and grow and then they will be ready to transfer end of May depending on the weather. I consider it a little too early here yet as we occasionally get frost late May or on rare occasions, early June.
Such a change in the weather today, certainly cooler and the cool wind is back. Meat has come out of the freezer overnight and I shall make us something hearty and warming for tea.