Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Despite two days of heavy showers....

Planting my leek seedlings into the hard soil required the help of DB. He needed a metal mallet to hammer in our large leek dibber (the wooden shaft and handle of an old spade), and a huge amount of effort to twist it out. The hole stayed open and I dropped in a leek.

Just 7 leeks later (out of 20), we gave up. The temperature at 28.8C, coupled with high humidity was just too hot to work. The remaining leeks were put into a jar of water and will be finished tomorrow.

It is forecast to get hotter over each of the next few days, I am not looking forward to it at all.






6 comments:

  1. I hate our intense heat here in Florida. Yours is unusual. Best of luck with the continued planting.

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    1. Most people here hate it as well. Last year was hot but had lower humidity.

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  2. Nor I. I don;t mind sensible hot without humidity but it seems the next few days will be much more than sensible. Out come all the fans!
    xx

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    1. Our north facing room should be cool but it also has one west facing window, just lets the heat pour in, even with the blind down.

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  3. I got my leeks out a few weeks ago and with the rain over the last days they are looking very good. Surprising how some things can survive with just a bit of rain on and off

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    1. I wasn’t going to grow them as they tend to get leek rust. However, the price of them last winter made me get some.

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