method Slice off the skin and de-seed the watermelon, then cut into chunks. Place in your serving bowl, cover and leave in the fridge for at least one hour, or overnight. Chop the tomatoes and mint, and slice the onion, then add to the watermelon and toss gently. Crumble the feta, add to the bowl and toss again, then serve.
February is our hot and dry time and the garden is in a state of full-blown growth, blooming and seed setting: dahlias, alstroemerias, agapanthus, toi toi, gladioli, galtonia, gypsophila and other summer flowers, all holding out against the heat. Deep watering once a week or fortnight keeps them vibrant.
5KeepWork in the food garden in February means beginning to look towards the autumn and winter in terms of sowing directly into the ground or starting seeds, but the hot weather can be both a help and a hindrance because moisture maintenance is vital to young plants. Shade provision is a good idea and can be achieved with shade cloth, bracken leaves, bigger plants or whatever clever ideas you come up with.