Monday, March 2, 2015

The good, the bad and the dry

So, still no rain to break this drought.

The only part of our property that is green is the immediate piece of lawn directly by our veranda, and this is only because we water it every day from our washing machine.

There are "oasis" of green around the poor orchard trees.  They have some mulch around the base, and then we water deeply at least once a week.  
Our rainwater tanks are dry, and we have to be very careful what we do with the water that comes from the council, every drop is counted!

Things that are doing well in the heat and the dry are the pumpkins, lemons, basil and lemongrass.

This particular lemon tree is looking very promising

Harvesting now: Basil, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Boysenberries, Carrots, Lettuces

Jobs to do: Plant winter brassicas as soon as the weather cools down a bit, perhaps under a shade cloche

Planting now: Lettuces

This is my Garden Share Collective post for March, you can see some of the wonderful gardens and produce here: