Are you go­ing on hol­i­day?

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - OUTDOORS -

If you’re go­ing on a late hol­i­day ei­ther ar­range to have your con­tain­ers and bas­kets wa­tered, or set up a sys­tem that can sup­ply wa­ter on a reg­u­lar ba­sis to your tubs and bas­kets.

Move any bas­kets and con­tain­ers out of full sun to a po­si­tion where they are shaded at the height of the day.

Stand ter­ra­cotta pots on gravel trays topped up with wa­ter, so the pots can grad­u­ally ab­sorb the reser­voir of liq­uid.

Al­ter­na­tively make a few holes in the lid of a plas­tic wa­ter bot­tle, cut off the bot­tom of the bot­tle, turn up­side down into the plant com­post and then fill with wa­ter (which slowly drips into the soil).

You can ap­ply the same wa­ter­ing prin­ci­ples to your veg patch as well.

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