Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Taking Its Toll

The hot spell of weather continued on Monday and Tuesday with temperatures approaching the 30°C mark. In this “heatwave” we've had four days with the temperature above 29°C but none have yet managed 30°C. The highest still remains as Tuesday 9th with 29.6°C.

This spell of excellent summer weather is starting to take its toll down on the plot. Our early potatoes Swift never seemed to put on much top growth compared with our other varieties and the hot weather of the last couple of weeks has finished them off completely. 
At least there is a crop on them so I mustn't complain too much. Whilst some of the vegetables might not be enjoying the hot weather too much our fruit is giving us a bonanza crop. Harvests like the one below are one of the main reasons for all the effort put in over the rest of the year.
Details of all our harvested crops can be found here.

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. Wow, it sure does look like most of the garden is loving your weather! We are having a heat wave here too. It's been in the mid 90's to 100F. Way way too hot for me! The garden seems happy though!

    1. Only managing the mid 80's here Robin so pretty cool by your standards. It's a little bit too hot for us too. Gardening reduced to watering and harvesting nothing too strenuous.


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