I have not seen Kenya so dry for many years. Fortunately it has been the cold season so we have been able to keep up with the irrigation. This month normally gets hotter before the short rains break in late October and we now have to work out when to plant and how to get through the next few weeks before the rains.
We are keeping our range of vegetable planted out but still the main thrust is herbs and salads, but we plant root vegetables as much as possible as part of the rotation plan. beetroot, carrots, parsnips and turnips. We would like to grow more potatoes but two legged and four legged thieves tend to get them before we can harvest them. This is the challenge of running an organic farm along side our environmental project which means that we have to accept wild pigs and porcupines foraging for food in our crops!