I am seriously thinking of cancelling this summer. It isn’t working properly and isn’t a lot of use. It isn’t even warm, let alone the lack of sunshine and excess of rain. Just when we think it couldn’t get any worse we get last weekend! That was unprecedented and truly terrible. And now we wait for the next burst of bad weather like sitting ducks! If it was winter it would be a little easier to bear as we expect the weather to be bad. Right now we should be collectively moaning about water shortages and cracks in the soil.
Although I would be remiss in not reminding you if your vegetable garden does become flooded then it is highly likely that the produce won’t be safe to eat. The experts are saying if you come in contact with the flood waters to wash your clothes and yourself really well so it would seem at that level of alarm warning, you wouldn’t want to be eating from the flood waters either. The problem is the water is likely to be contaminated with sewage, industrial waste, toxins and goodness knows what else. So it is always best to err on the side of caution. It can be disappointing when food is being grown to help with the budget or lovingly grown with passion, but the last thing you need is for you or your family to get ill.
I hope none of you are in this position, and will hopefully be able to get through this troublesome weather unscathed.
For the rest of you, not in the line of fire, please keep posting your sunny, productive posts, so we can be encouraged and inspired for next season. Next season will be a good one because it needs to be!
My garden survived the first wave ok – in spite of the 150mm of water. I think the good thing – if there was one, is there was no wind and the excess water quickly disappeared into my sandy soil. This next storm is laced with wind so things may be more disastrous for me. So now we wait.
Stay safe and dry everyone and all the best with your gardens and as always – if you want to get in touch leave a comment below.
Sarah the Gardener : o)