Friday, 13 July 2012

Drought year 2

We're into our second summer in a row of drought conditions in July. The difference this year is that we started out dry, compared to a record-setting wet spring last year.
What a change from the first three summers on our farm which were incredibly wet.  July of 2010 was topped off with a storm which dumped almost a foot of rain in 24 hours!
When you're growing vegetables, especially the kind of growing that we do which relies on the replanting and germination of crops throughout the growing season, water is essential. We've invested heavily in the last couple of years in irrigation, including a drip system, and our new micro-sprinkler setup (above).