Wednesday, 15 March 2017

TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

My friend Chel at goinggreyandslightlygreen was talking on her blog recently about letting her veggie garden go due to the extended heatwave Queensland has experienced this summer.  I did the same but it was for a different reason, but really, unless I get the whole veggie garden under shade cloth, it seems pointless to try and keep things limping along in the height of summer these days.

The other day I was pondering how hot the summer are now and how the last two winters have been relatively mild in my area, and I wondered about the possibility of planting more sub-tropical suitable plants, particularly fruit trees.  The climate in our area varies according to which website you look at, but they predominantly say warm temperate to temperate.  It is definitely warm, can be slightly warmer (but less humid thank goodness) than coastal areas most of the time.  Our winters are colder yes, but not for all that long and day time temps are not unreasonable.

I'm not getting into the whole climate change debate except to say that gardeners and farmers would have a pretty good feel for how things are changing weather-wise.  I'm off the trawl through some catalogues just for a dream of what might be possible in the future.
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