Sunday, 10 January 2010

Adelaide today 43 degrees Celsius.


I am up early to water the garden, we have dripper hoses everywhere and I water each bed for a short time.

I shall hand water the patches where we have sown seed.

It is so hot here we have our shade cloth tied up over the whole garden or we would have no garden.

We are eating fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, chillies, rocket, zucchinis, lemons, pepinos, silver beet, purslane, leeks, spring onions, basil and many herbs. We have lots of passion fruit and figs on our vines/trees and planted fenugreek and coriander under the passion fruit vine.

I see that most of the Northern Hemisphere has snow and ice everywhere, stay cool or warm wherever you live.


chaiselongue said...

This is hard to believe when we have minus temperatures, at least at night, and as for shading - we've had to cover our lemon tree to protect it from the cold! I'm envious of your summer harvest, but not the 43 degree heat and the need to water! Stay cool, while we try to keep warm!

Weeping Sore said...

There's something about visiting Australian garden blogs in January that always seems quirky. I know how the globe rolls around the sun and your seasons mirror ours, but still....

Hope you find a nice shady place to keep cool

Maggie said...

If we feel hot we open Northern Hemisphere blogs and look at your snow and ice and then continue to munch freshly picked cucumbers, apricots and tomatoes.
I have finished the watering now, so it is time for a cup of tea and maybe I shall make chutney later.
Thanks for stopping by our blog, we always enjoy reading your blogs.