Every gardener in Sydney will be pleased to see the rain falling these last few days. It's been a long time between drinks for our parched gardens. The last good falls were back in June and every local gardener can tell you how dry the soil is once you dig down a couple of inches. Watering by hand just isn't the same as having vast cloud-lakes of water falling from the sky.
|I'm such a rain radar junkie that I also have the rain radar|
app on my iPhone. I love looking at them. The red patches are
seriously heavy rain, yellow fairly heavy, dark blue is good
garden-friendly rain and light blue is very kind to vegie seedlings.
If you've ever read a gardening magazine, they always say that the ideal way to fertilise plants is to water the ground first, spread around the fertiliser, then water it all in well. So, on a rainy day, wait for a break in the rain, behave like a mad person and do your fertilising then, then dash back under shelter and watch the rain wash the plant food down into the soil. Enjoy.