Thankfully, summer temperatures here in Sydney have returned to something approaching the norm following the record-setting 45°C scorcher a few weeks earlier. A few plants carked it in the days after the super-hot day, notably the cherry tomatoes, but some other plants have put on the most incredible burst of growth since then, powered by a good dose of several days of summer-style showers-and-sunshine combos. My eggplants in particular seem to have taken that heatwave day as the signal to get growing.
|Here's the happy little person this morning,|
one of three I have growing here, and all of
them are putting out lots of lush new foliage.
|This is how the foliage looked on the day after the |
45° scorcher. All of the leaves which curled
and burnt after the super-hot day have fallen from
the plant, provoking the new growth spurt.
|Flowers are popping out everywhere. Aren't|
family resemblances one of Nature's delights?
Just one glance at this flower says eggplants
and potatoes are Solanum clan cousins.
|Baby fruits are everywhere too. This purple|
and white-striped variety is 'Listada di Granada'
grown from seeds bought from Digger's.