Talk about heat stress

We had a slight reprieve from the heat yesterday, thankfully, but it’s been a big week of stress – on us, but more so on the plants.

39 degrees in the shade means it can be over 50 degrees in the garden, and with water in short supply the only answer is hand watering the plants that need it most – which of course is the seedlings…

Thankfully the zucchinis decided to keep on keeping strong, and the tomatoes also love the heat, so we will have limited supply of both of these at the markets this week.

The greens are another story and we have yet to plant out the seedlings we’ve grown as it is just too hot – hoping we can get to this in the next day or two to continue our supply of salad mix.

With bushfires nearby we were also short-staffed with Paul heading off for two twelve hour shifts on the fireground. Saying that, we were lucky to have extra hands on deck by way of school holidays, so the seedlings in the shadehouse got well cared for thanks to Jordan.

Arabella has literally just returned from her Young Endeavour trip – woohoo

See you at the markets with:

  • Fresh chicken from Hillside
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Stir-fry greens
  • Potatoes if you are quick
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Spring Onions
  • A little Salad Mix
  • And of course icy cold Kombucha 🙂
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