The promised heat wave certainly risked the temperature. It has been round 30c in the glasshouse and time to irrigate, which keeps me cool.
It makes harder work of establishing new crops and speeds on existing ones. It is a blessing though and will hopefully make up some lost time for the early yielding crops. It looks like being a late season though.
The season has brought on the Batavia Lettuce nicely and they will flush for a couple of weeks and hopefully the Oak leaves will soon follow.
With a return to a northerly airflow forecast for the end of the week we had better make the most of the remaining spell.
With Tomatoes ready to plant and Aubergine and Peppers due next week it will be a busy couple of weeks completing the planting.
Grahame and Lizzie Hughes