Here in the south-east corner of Australia we’re gearing up for the first stretch of really hot summer weather. It’s already 35 degrees here at midday and the rest of the week they’re predicting temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius. It’s hot, it’s dry and the garden knows it. But hopefully this will help get some of my plants going after a very slow start (I’m looking at you cucumber!) . On the other hand, that zucchini-that-turned-out-to-be-a-pumpkin could just stop where it is before it engulfs everything in sight. Oh and I had a good look yesterday at this monster – it has lots of tiny pumpkins now so if all goes well I might actually get something off it.
This week’s harvest included:
The first little zucchini (I hope the rest get a bit bigger)
Two radishes (1 white and 1 red)
A few strawberries each day, probably about a punnet in total.
Some silverbeet (also a first)
Lots of red and green curly lettuce
Mountains of rocket.
And finally a few green beans.
We’re slowing getting a bit more volume and variety in the harvests, but it’s the tomatoes I’m hanging out for. For more harvest news see the list at Daphne’s. As for me I’ll be madly watering in the evenings and hoping for some rain on the horizon. What’s it like in your garden?