Friday, 27 April 2012
The wettest draught in history?
It's all sent to try us and for us allotmenteers the weather is proving to be very trying indeed. After an unbelievably hot dry February and March the South East is experiencing what will probably turn out to be one of the wettest Aprils on record. The trouble is that the deluge is running straight off into the rivers leaving ground water levels still very low. On my own plot things are not too bad as I managed to get well ahead with preparation during the winter and was able to get spuds, beetroot, chard and peas in just before the rains came. What we need now is a dry first week in May so that we can crack on with more sowing and planting but the forecast looks like rain, rain and more rain. This is shaping up to be the wettest draught in history.