This week as promised
Summer has hit with a vengance out west, Camden recorded 37.3, and if your wondering do i need to drought proof my garden the following figures might help, courtesy of BOM.
Ave Rainfall, mm
Max Temp, C
Ave Temp, C
Here is a link from ABC Gardening Australia, Mulching Vegetables. The following link is to last weekends episode of the same show regarding cooling our streets and was well worth watching for the bigger picture, Cooling our streets.
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As the weather warms up crops are starting to produce copious quantities of produce, and one to certainly keep on top of are cucurbits, namely squash, zucchini, pumpkins and the likes of cucumbers, depending on the quantity planted you could well find yourself loving or hating them, so make sure you pick them in their prime as it only takes a couple of days to go from 8 ball to soccer ball, or Zucchini to Marrow, (see pic).
One common affliction of this family of veg is powdery mildew and the organic control of this is certainly reccomended, here is a discussion on the most popular method, Garden Web, Mildew discussion. Also have a look at this link from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
In the news next time
- Its tomato time.
- Camden rolls out "Purple Carpet"