Thursday, January 07, 2010

Coping in the heat

There are a few things in the garden that seem to be coping well this summer. The tomatoes that are not in full sun are doing wonderful. The ones that are in full sun are burning and looking a bit sad. Still, the fruit seems ok so far! Looking forward to them ripening!

The white bush marrow is doing pretty well, but does like a regular water. We've never grown or eaten marrow before and it's starting to flower! (I assume it looks like pumpkins, since they're members of the same family.)

There are two marrow planted in this garden bed and another two in the first bed (the ex-linseed bed).

This sweet potato is very tough! I'm thrilled that they're doing so well! I wonder if the season will be long enough to get tubers from them?

Not that I'm looking forward to the weather to come. Almost everything else in the garden is looking very sad, and the next few days will probably see the end to quite a few plants. Crossing fingers for the worms! I'll be sure to give them extra water.

The expected weather over the next four days:

Friday 38°C / 100.4°F
Saturday 39°C / 102.2°F
Sunday 39°C / 102.2°F
Monday 42°C / 107.6°F

So, if you don't hear from me, I'll be hiding! :)


  1. You poor things, you must be getting our summer.

    Marrows are just giant zucchini aren't they, although I must say I've never seen a white one. My MIL made stuffed marrow once, it didn't seem to have any flavour whatsoever.

  2. Haha! That's probably why we're allowed to eat it on our diet! I have a list of things we can eat, and marrow was on it. I have never seen it in the shops, so when the seed savers group had some "rare white bush marrow" available, we jumped at the chance to grow it!

    I'm hoping it won't be any less flavourful than choko at least. ;)

  3. Hey Manda,

    You patch looks great. Hope it survives the heat.

    I love your blog so much that I added it to my blog roll.


  4. Wow its hot hot hot there. We are freezing here in the states(even Florida). Here in Michigan we are in the high teens with about 3-4 inches of snow. I know you two are missing the cold weather :)

  5. your green tomatoes look great
    lov your chook house
    it has been warm in the mountains as well but for the last couple of weeks all its done is rain, oh and huge hail stones.
    i lov the rain but i need to get some washing done