Apples, Potatoes and Carrots
It's been very hot and humid in South Florida this past week, temperatures are in the 90's, triple digit heat index and daily thunderstorms. In my garden the tropical plants seem unphased but others well they tend to look wilted, like I do by the end of the day. The potato plants I had started from cupboard potatoes were dried up and the carrots were a week past their harvest date, so I had to pull them up.
While checking my other container plants, I noticed that one of my columnar apple trees is bearing fruit. When I purchased these trees early 2009, I had no idea if I would actually get them to fruit. I know apple trees in general require a certain number of chill days and wasn't sure if South Florida would get cold enough in our "winter" to allow fruiting, but it looks like it was a cold winter in deed. I now hope my apples survive the heat and humidity we are currently experiencing.