2 January 2012 - Max 40 deg. Scorching heat, sunny and breezy-windy.
3 January 2012 - Max 35 deg. Cool morning, sunny and still day.
4 January 2012 - Max 24 deg. Sudden downpour early morning that lasted for less than 15 mins :(.
5 January 2012 - Max 23 deg. Sunny and cool.
This is our hottest start of the year in many years. We will be expecting a very hot summer this year.
Work done -
Raking up olive and peach leaves.
Catching white cabbage butterflies.
Caterpillar check on pak choy.
Stink bugs removal from tomato silvery fir.
Pruning vietnamese mint as they wilt easily in the hot weather.
Staking flowering and seeding coriander plants.
Pruning tomato plants.
Staking eggplants that are growing taller.
Moving black pots of ginger and thai basil into shade.
|The two pots of ginger are growing well. Two new shoots are emerging.|
|One pot of lemongrass which I propagated. Hopefully with such a large tub of good potting mix, these stems will grow larger than those in the ground.|
|The second pot of lemongrass.|
|Galangal ginger still looking bad but I know they are alive. I also notice a new shoot emerging.|
|Sunflower pollenless from Diggers' Club has bloomed. I did not expect these plants to be very big but they turned out to be very tall, about 1.2 metres.|
|I am not sure what it means to be pollenless as I do see bees visiting the sunflowers.|
|Our last yellow peach of the season is OURS! After sharing with beetles and possums, we had only about 10 to eat.|
|Heaps of tomato silver fir and some sweet corns.|
|Took a picture of a crimson rosella (wildlife) in Emerald during our Friday outing to the Dandenongs.|
|I harvested lots of thai basil for a spicy chicken dish...My husband and son's favourite.|