Tomatoes, finally!

It is quite late for our first tomatoes to be picked. Often we pick in January, but not this year. You can see these have growing scars from the combination of very hot weather then torrential downpours. It’s been very hard to keep a steady watering regime.

Oh Summer!

If you live in Australia then you will probably be experiencing the challenges that have come from our record high January temperatures.

Our corn has taken a beating. The plants got to knee high and started flowering! Some cobs are forming at the base of the plants.

Our Painted Mountain Corn, struggling in the very high January temperatures.

It’s pretty tragic, but if nothing else shows their determination for germination. I can’t imagine that the result will be much good.

On the other hand one of our annual crops, Kang Kong, (Ipomea aquatica), or water spinach, seems to be coping just fine. A native of tropical northern Australia and South East Asia, it’s a great addition to stir fries.

Our plant was grown from a stem of some kang kong we bought to eat. We grew in water and it took root extremely quickly.

Our Lang Kong took root after only two days!

There is an added bonus to this plant, it has beautiful simple white flowers.