July at Bernaville

July seems to revolve around sport and food critically this year, so if you are growing your own, there will be plenty to harvest in time for the opening ceremony of the Olympics, or perhaps you’ll be enjoying your strawberries during Wimbledon! Wherever you are with your garden or allotment, keep sowing the quick growers such as salad leaves to extend your growing season and get as much out of the year as possible.

Tony’s top tip

In the heat of July, it’s essential to keep your garden plants hydrated. Here are some tips to help them thrive:

  • Water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperatures are cooler, and the sun won’t evaporate the moisture as quickly.
  • Make sure to water deeply, so the water reaches the roots of the plants. Shallow watering can lead to shallow roots, making the plants more vulnerable to heat stress.
  • Mulch your plants with organic materials that can help retain moisture in the soil, such as compost, shredded leaves, or straw. Mulching also helps to regulate soil temperature.
  • Use a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose to water your plants. These systems deliver water directly to the roots, reducing water loss due to evaporation.
  • Consider using water-saving techniques like rainwater harvesting or greywater systems to reuse water from other sources.

By following these tips, you can keep your garden plants hydrated and healthy to enjoy long through the summer!

Gift Idea

Pimp up your grazing game this month with our Picnic Boxes ready to pic up en route to a wonderful day out with enough to keep two of you snack filled and hamper happy for just £25! Available Monday to Saturday, order before 4pm for next day collection.
This product is ONLY available for collection in-store after 10am on the chosen date. This item cannot be delivered.

Includes a selection of:

• Savoury pastries
• Home cooked ham
• Cheddar cheese
• Crackers
• Chutney
• Burts crisps
• Medley of salad, vegetables & hummus dip
• Selection of cakes

Order over the phone by calling us on 01392851326 or click here.