What a difference a day makes. Yesterday the temperature reached 28ºC (82ºF) in Sydney and pushed a lot of spring growth.
The threatened thunder storm was just a distant rumble from here. It was disappointing as the plants respond to lightning; apparently the rain after a thunder storm is charged with nitrogen and we all know how vegetation loves nitrogen.
The figs on the White Adriatic is a breba crop. They’re fruit from last season’s wood. The main crop will grow from new wood. Some people remove the breba crop from their trees because they believe the fruit is inferior but I like to give them a chance. Sometimes they can be surprisingly large and delicious.
Although the sky is grey and the forecast is predicting rain for the next few days, the precipitation expected today is 0.2 cm – now what good is that? It means a wet day without much moisture added to the environment, but it also means one can continue to work in the garden. There is so much to do: it’s spring.