California Dreamin' at the Burke Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

It is hot out there! And while some vegetables and flowers struggle through the heat, well watered beds are bursting with colour and bounty: tomatoes, gourds, beans, kale, lettuces. We hope the harvest is filling the fridge!

Here are a few garden updates for August:

HIGH HEAT

We're well into hot, drought-like weather––beautiful beach conditions, but a real strain on our plants and the water levels in our watering system. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you encounter any leaks or busted faucets in the barrels.

We've instigated a weekly water top-up routine with the construction team; even so, please continue to let us know if levels are running low.

GARDEN TIPS: HARVESTING AND CURING GARLIC

If you haven't yet picked your garlic (or if you have, and are in the early stages of 'curing' and storing), here's a quick video that offers some basic tips on how it's done.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpuU2qLuylU