One word, relief! After another week of temperatures too high to contemplate. a night that didn’t drop below 30 degrees Celsius and a day where bush fires ranged across parts of the state fueled by strong winds, today was pleasantly cool. I think I heard the garden sigh with pleasure as the soft breeze fluttered the leaves and the ground had a chance to recover some moisture with a good watering.
Despite this I have been picking daily, more and more each time.
Cherry tomatoes – a small bowl every day or two (they are still the tiny wild sweetie, so a small bowl of them is quite a few tomatoes).
The odd strawberry – these plants are struggling with the hear and some of the fruit has dried on the plants before I got out to pick.
Zucchini – big ones, small ones, gnarly ones, lots!
Cucumber – the VERY first one, with lots more coming on YAY.
Lettuce – these plants are still going okay, but are looking a little worse for wear after a string of hot days.
Silverbeet – a little sun damaged, but not too bad.
I also managed to pick up a BUCKET full of cherry tomatoes and some chillies from my brother and brother-in-law’s gardens.
For more head over to Daphne’s.