Last week, with relentlessly high extremes of temperature, might not seem the best time to be planting out young vegetable seedlings. But we decided to give it a go after putting in some preparatory groundwork to ensure they had a good chance of survival.
Rick created a simple shaded area over one of the beds in the Espaliery using four tall steel posts and a piece of 70% shadecloth. Importantly, this was quick to put up and easy to take down, giving great flexibility. Clive set up a timed irrigation system, with the plants getting a drink in the cool of the morning and again in the evening.
So far so good.