It's not very often I'll go out of my way to actively promote a product but when I find one that works then I don't mind giving them a shout out.
The product I'm talking about is Seasol "Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner."
I find that during and after the high temperatures of Summer my soil is baked and forms an impervious to water crust. It doesn't matter if I mulch or try break up the crust by cultivating the soil surface, I can't get water to soak in. But after one or two applications of #Seasol "Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner" and all bets are off.
The soil just drinks up any water I apply to the garden and the veggies love it.
Exhibit A. Corn that I recently planted was growing well after three inches of rain but a run of over thirty degree days saw a tough to wet crust form. Fifty millimeters of Seasol in a nine litre watering can applied over the soil surface and we're back in business and the corn is loving the heat.