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In the Night Garden

Saturday, 03 Dec 11 Cloudy 38°C / 100°F

Hi Gardening Buddies,

Yesterday, we purchased a 1000w set of working lights on a tripod for $29 so we could attempt night gardening. It was 36 degrees in our garden yesterday (almost 100 for our American friends), and it was impossible to work in that heat with that much UV light (we already have some unpleasant sunburn branded in the shape of singlet straps from last weekend – well Mrs does, with that fry-in-15-minutes skin).

So at 7:30pm the lights went on and we worked through till 9:45pm. We now have three pruned bushes, hand-trimmed grass and a hot compost pile. Of course the mozzies are bad, but a coating of tea tree oil made us less appertising.

Looking forward to giving it a go again soon. It’s a beautiful way to experience gardening, highly recommended for those trying to garden through hot summers.


The BEN Clan



  • SneIrish

    SneIrish wrote:

    Great idea!

    Posted on 05 Dec 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • ben_clan

    ben_clan wrote:

    Thanks! Really we should get up at 5am when it is light but cool. It’s 8am and I can’t even get the husband to rouse so we had to take a different tact :)

    Posted on 05 Dec 11 (over 3 years ago)

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