It may have started raining here again, but the temperatures are still pretty high. I wonder what this means for the later part of the year when it’s supposed to be even hotter…
Well, some of the plants have had a happy revival – the grass being the happiest – but others are still showing the after-effects of the drought that finally broke just a week ago. One of our bittergourd plants is still struggling quite a bit. We went from this in February:
…to this in March:
And even though the weather has broken, the plant is not extremely healthy and keeps giving up fruits early:
Yes, I believe it’s nature’s way of helping plants to move on to the great compost heap by encouraging them to reproduce first. It goes against my will to give up on a plant that’s still living, but I think this poor plant doesn’t have the energy for a second wind.
Fortunately, we have a second plant that’s not labouring under current conditions as much:
The plant has put out bigger, healthier leaves since the weather broke last week, so this one’s definitely a keeper. You win some, you lose some?