SUMMER PLANTING AT CHEIDYS

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It is often hard to decide what to plant in the hotter months. As long as you provide some temporary shade on the really hot days, if you have just planted seedlings, then all should be well. The clay can get quite hot and radiant heat may burn the young leaves giving them a bad start. If your system is well advanced, your larger plants will protect the new seedlings from such heat. These established plants can get through the heat without protection and help the babies. Temporary shade will still benefit all plants in extreme heat. Beige 50% shade cloth is great for plants, even though we are using green and 75% here at the shop. Provide your plants with good ventilation. No need for greenhouses in our temperate climate.

 

Here is what we are planting.

Climbing beans

Dwarf Beans

Beetroot 

Carrots 

Chives

Cucumber 

Eggplant

Oregano

Parsley

Sunflower

Sweetcorn

Silverbeet

Zucchini