|Ready for the move|
What we did have was a steadily dripping outdoor tap on the terrace that I had been saving the water from in a large bucket and using it to water the plants by hand. On our plot of land we had a steady, if slowing, flow of water from a spring that would overflow our storage tank and be available for watering.
|Temporary water channel|
The area of land I chose to utilise had already benefited from some overflow from the water storage tank. More importantly, given the rock hard baked summer soil, this area had also received the attentions of what I believe is a Cretan Marten that "dug" many small hollows particularly where the soil was damp. The longer term implications of this was not lost on me but was the best trade off I could do in the time, given my energy, the heat and the baked soil! So the plants were packed up from the terrace and replanted on the plot and the irrigation channel cut.
|Terrace "automatic" drip watering system|
The next post will reveal the results of two months of neglect….