Never seen it so hot or dry so early in the year. Soil has become so dry already that veges and herbs are failing here. Made a few changes by tilting my bathtub garden up higher at the drain end so t…

Never seen it so hot or dry so early in the year. Soil has become so dry already that veges and herbs are failing here.

Made a few changes by tilting my bathtub garden up higher at the drain end so that water can pond in the bottom of the tub, creating a kind of wicking system that needs far less water. Cut down some 20 litre plastic containers and drilled holes 4 or 5 cm above the base so that ponding can occur in the bottom of the containers. Just chucked a few handfuls of gravel in the base to help with drainage above the water level hole but I doubt that it'll be a problem without this addition. Old toilet pans are great because you have an instant ceramic water retaining wicking system.

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