Jane's Delicious Garden Blog

October heat

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the October 13th, 2008

Still no rain for Jo’burg. Our rains usually start within the third week of October (either way). So they are not overdue – – – yet. I am still harvesting broccoli – after cutting off the main stems they have continued producing side stems for weeks. As long as I keep cutting them and don’t let them flower, on they go. My kind of vegetable! Not like cauliflowers, which are in the ground for ages and then one harvest and they’re gone.

My cherry tomatoes are already bearing fruit – decent size and with this weather they will ripen quickly. In this dry weather it helps to water tomatoes with a sprinkler – contrary to almost all instructions saying to water toms at their roots only. They need a bit of humidity to set flower. At least with no rain the snails are not too much of a menace.

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