RUTH’S VEG TALK
all winter getting blown about so need a sturdy base. If you missed sowing them, you should find plants at the garden centre ready to go.
Garden centres will also start to sell seed potatoes to plant up during July and August for a Christmas harvest. Try these in big pots that can be put into the greenhouse when the weather turns cooler.
Finally, hot weather or not, here are my top tips for wise watering on the allotment:
* To reduce evaporation, water in the cooler parts of the day, mornings or evenings.
* Water the soil at the base of the plant, not over the plants, so that all the water goes into the soil to the roots. * Pre-water drills and planting holes, when sowing and planting. This will encourage the plants roots to search down for water.
* Mulch around plants to retain moisture.
* Ensure everywhere is weed free to prevent weeds competing for any water.