No longer a green oasis, this heatwave has left the ground hard and dry over at the allotment. Any watering just doesn’t seem to penetrate so I have decided that I will be using no more precious water and I’ve cleared the ground and dug it over.
I’ll be using the next few weeks as an opportunity to feed the soil ready for the beginning of the new sowing season in March.
The only thing left in the ground are three sweet potatoes which were given to me some weeks ago when they were sprouting ready to plant. Two were gifted from my friend Tatiana at New Farm library and the third was given to me by my little grandson. They are growing quite well and seem to be coping with the extreme weather.
My allotment neighbour Tim has had great success with sweet potatoes so I live in hope. Not sure if it’s time yet to get the recipe book out however.
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I have been spending time over at New Farm park recently with nice breezes coming off the Brisbane river and plenty of shady trees. See how pretty it is.
STOP PRESS: The weather forecast on the tele has promised us showers. (I’ve heard that one before!)