Long, Hot Summer

Sydney has just had its longest run of hot weather, with 39 days in a row of temperatures over 26 degrees Celsius

In the western suburbs, where my garden is, it has generally been above 30 deg C.

The poor garden has definitely felt the brunt of this. I got blossom end rot in the zucchini plant, apparently caused by infrequent watering (and a plague of slugs). One half of the double graft mini royal/royal lee cherry tree got cooked. The regular starkrimson cherry tree lost most of its leaves. Another north-facing rhubarb plant, never very strong, bit the dust.

It’s April, and the days are *still* hitting the high 20s, let alone the hottest April day since 1986.

So…even if our government denies the existence of climate change/global warming by repealing the carbon tax, I’m not so sure.

In other news, to make this a harvest monday post:

Lemongrass

Lemongrass! I had to cut the lemongrass back to reduce the number of hiding places for the slugs and snails, and give a little more light for the rhubarb. What to do? Let’s chop into usable sections and freeze for later.

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One response to this post.

  1. The weather here has definitely gotten weirder. We’re on our second really wet year, which might sound good but has made for poor growing conditions in the garden. I love that lemongrass! I plant a big clump every year, then dig it up and bring it inside for the winter.

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