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We've had a very dry, hot and breezy June, its now just over 4 weeks since we had a lot of rain, when we had localised flooding here in East Kent, that seems an age ago now, but in hindsight we were lucky to get that rain.
Our field irrigation options are very low-tech as we don’t have the equipment or infrastructure for anything better. We had to water-in some squash plants at the end of June, 5 hours with a long hosepipe and we’ve set up some T-tape (trickle tape) to give enough moisture to germinate our recent sowing of carrots. Watering our baby plants in trays takes around an hour once or twice a day, and greenhouse crops are mostly irrigated with t-tape (very efficient as only the area next to a plant is watered).
We've lots more transplanting and weeding to do in July (as well as harvesting and packing 5 days a week) so a busy month ahead before the August lull.