... and this is what silver beet leaves look like cooked on the plant... no shade!
This is the summer vegetable patch with silver beet gone to seed. I need to organsie the shade on the first day that is cooler.... It is still hot here... expecting more than 40C again today and tomorrow. On Monday, we are supposed to have a cool day (Adelaide is expecting 28C, and we'll have a few degrees more) but then it will be back to the high 30's.
I have the poly pipe and some shade cloth to shelter at last one garden... and that's my job for Monday, during the lull in the temperature.
I have to collect the broad bean pods too. Some will be seeds for next year, but I'd like to try making falafel from them.... they are the traditional beans to use for this.
There are a lot of onions and garlic to pull, and some potatoes are still ok.
I have dug up some onions, garlic and beetroot, and bandicooted some potatoes. The chickens are laying heaps of eggs and despite the shocking appearance of the yard, there is food out there. And the dry grass and weeds are looking more and more like goat food to me!
But the cactus flowers are out and beautiful.... the perfume at night is incredible!
... and I have a tiny wheat harvest to deal with!