Holy Moley it is hot. It was this hot back in 1995, but in November, which is the build up to the wet. Very odd (and humidly uncomfortable) to have this heat in January. As I see it, it is because the ex-cyclone from up north has traveled south, and I have observed the circulation going clockwise, so that means the weather dragged over us from the west and north, when we should have easterlies off the Coral Sea this time of year. I shall be submitting this research for publication and my PhD. (not)
So we are cowering inside, which is normal if you are in Canada, but really weird if you are in the tropics. I can't hear any birds over the air conditioning, and it rained last night and I couldn't smell it. I don't like this but it shouldn't last too long, fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, TJ of Florida commented on my planters, and I thank him for admiring them. They are custom made, but only because I couldn't find an old water tank to repurpose. I think they are beautiful, the possums can't seem to climb them, and it is nice to know that dogs have not piddled on your herbs. However, I am struggling with the soil.
|worst parsley ever|
|my eggplant struggles on, but really, it isn't doing great.|
I am going to fight though. I am getting some bio-fertilizer from a project at the Uni. It cost 30 bucks for a 15 litre jug, which includes 4 refills, so you get 75 litres of fertilizer, which you have to dilute by at least 10 to 1, which is A LOT. I have had to purchase some compost, which is sad, but mine is just not producing well at all. So when it cools down a bit I will revamp, add rich compost and use my magic juice and grow a ton of marigolds and green manure crops, and hope for better food production come March. It is way easier to garden soil that is flash frozen every year!!!!
Do I hope the weather breaks? because that will require a cyclone or such.