An Update on my project:
Although we had a good winter by our standards 450mm rain, we had an early start to summer from April this year.
My veg garden was great this year, decent amount of potatoes, massive amounts of garlic and onions, great for peas and broadbeans, carrots and marrows great too, tried broccoli and was pleased.
Seeds polanted in January and later failed completely, I bet that its November or December from now onwards for seeds. Its a different story for my transplants that I made in January they are doing fine with the help of 1/2 bucket of water every 2 or 3 weeks. Almonts, apples, olives, and fig trees.
I have left 2 almonds 4 years old with around 45 cm of mulch and amother 30 cm of rocks on top - this is a method they used here in the past and the growth is better than without and at least they seem stronger than they were last year, but the once's I watered are definately better but it works to some extent.
Next year I plan to add an other row of almonds from transplants and seeds to create a bigger area with shade. I also plan to plant Alpha Alpha to have plenty of cover crop.
Again this year it just proves that without watering my climate is really really hard.
I am afraid that as the years pass the world I live in is becoming a concrete and soil desert, even the carob trees are finding it hard.
Note to Kostas : As always the carob seedlings in the middle of the fields have germinated and grown 1.5 cm in the middle of the scourching heat. without cover etc. go figure out nature.