Summer of 2016 is in full swing.
My garden is suffering, however. With a lack of ability to grow my plants in deep soil, those things in pots quickly bake in our heat. It really is too hot. Many of my seedlings were a flop, and many that seeded well, soon suffered from heat or some form of disease.
What has survived:
Anti-gravity chillis are yet to die.
You can see that big patch of sunburn on my beautiful black capsicums!
This one is doing well, and another small seedling is still hanging in there, too.
Near my door, and in almost 60% shade, these guys are managing to stay alive.
There isn’t much shade in my garden, but this little patch has managed to thrive. A few others didn’t – there were some carrots and spinach plants growing in this box, but they withered. The chard is indestructible, thankfully. A banana tree (with 3 babies) and a strawberry plant are also pictured.
My partner found this set-up in the SALE section, and so I got this two level wicking system for $10. My tomato seedlings love it, thanks to the underground watering which protects their little leaves. I am hoping for all of these tomatoes to survive the Summer.
Also pictured are two little Sugar Baby Watermelon seedlings.
This picture is a bit messy, because I sometimes use documents for destruction as mulch! But this is a peanut plant, purchased at Bunnings. I couldn’t resist it at only $4-5 and I will let you know if I end up with any peanuts!
German Chamomile. I have to figure out how/when to harvest it! The tea helps my partner to sleep.
A dwarf lavender I purchased for my cat.