Summer Fruit and Vegetables

It’s been a hot summer in Melbourne, an odd summer really. There hasn’t been much middle ground. It’s either really hot, or back into the mid-20’s. Until this week there’d been very little rain. It hasn’t been a good summer for vegetables. Zucchinis are stunted, tomatoes were green too long, then ripened too fast. Bean flowers were burnt to a crisp. But among the disappointment of failed vegetables we had a rather surprising victory. Peaches. Lots of peaches. I planted the peach tree in  ...

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