This week, I officially launched the new fieldwork season outside the office by installing my plots on the experimental field site at the university.
Two days of digging holes, putting labels and seeding a mind-blowing amount of 15.000 seeds, resulted in a beautiful minefield under my greenhouse shelter.
While I was busy in the field, the weather forecast decided to change from moderately wet to very hot, so I hope at least some of my plants will survive this sweaty summer weather. I try to keep them happy by regularly watering them, but if it stays like this for weeks, there will be no need for me to simulate a drought extreme, as it will be there all naturally.
Anyway, I am excited to see what happens and test what the favourite hiding place against the summer temperatures will be for my tiny plants.