Monday, February 7, 2011

Covering Up

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.

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