This is what a heatwave looks like

At least, it's what it looks like at my place.

Crispy snow peas

Burnt strawberries...

...and capsicum

And Murray the house plant looking very sorry for himself (and this was after I gave him a very big drink of water).

I can't believe I won the Rodent War but lost against the forces of nature! Actually most of the plants were at the end of their fruiting season anyway, and those that weren't will recover, so it's not too bad. But here's the really amazing story. I went to pick some cherry tomatoes and found that a few of them, although only half ripe, felt a little squishy. I came in to put them in the 'ripening bowl' on the windowsill, and removed the ones that had already ripened. Some of those felt a little squishy too. I ripped one in half and it looked fine, so I bit into it. And then I realised (I swear this is true) that the tomatoes have been COOKING on the vine, and on the windowsill after I picked them.

Yeah. It's been hot.



Swift Jan said...


We once had a scorcher of a christmas, I think it topped 45 this particular year & my MIL's decorative candles melted. They weren't lit!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Oh, your poor plants. It has to get cooler soon!

Crazy Sister said...

Yeah, that happens to my veggie patch in summer. If I need something to stay alive, I drag the kids' trampoline over the garden to shade the plants, and let them jump on it with the sprinkler on!

Femina said...

Sprinkler?? Are you allowed to use sprinklers up there?!?

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

Nooooo!Not the plants!

Stupid heat!

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

Yeah Crazy Sister - Sprinklers???!!!

I don't think I remember what they are....

Givinya De Elba said...

Yeah, I don't think Crazy Sister is on water restrictions, I'll have to check. But wait - she has a tank! That'll be it!

I am so sorry about the plants!

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