GET SET FOR SUMMER WATERING
While the heat of summer is still a long way off, preparing yourself properly for watering means your garden is less likely to suffer. Buy a decent hose – one that can reach all areas of your garden, install an irrigation system, sprinklers or even just a good size watering can for when the truly hot weather starts. Once plants become heat-stressed, they rarely recover, and if you grow your This column is adapted from the weekly e-zine, get growing, from New Zealand Gardener magazine. For gardening advice delivered to your inbox every Friday, sign up for Get Growing at: getgrowing.co.nz
vegetables in containers, watering is even more important, as moisture is lost much faster than in a regular garden.