So we have been talking for the past couple of weeks about starting to try and grow some fruit and veggies, but were thinking about waiting until the temperature had cooled down a bit (have been quite a few 35 degrees plus days). On Friday we went to Big W and they were selling strawberry plants for $1! So we bought 3, we then went to the garden section and bought 4 tomato plants, a basil plant and a coriander plant. We had decided that we weren’t going to plant them in the ground, but would get plant pots for them, so if it gets too hot we can move them out of the sun, and when our new house is finally built we will be able to take them with us. So we bought a few pots and a bag of potting compost and set to work planting them.
The day we planted them was about 36 degrees and we are very new to gardening, putting all of the plants directly in the sun may not have been the best idea, as when we went back outside all of the new plants apart from the tomatoes were looking extremely sad, especially the coriander. So we moved the pots a little and put them in the shade, and the strawberries and basil have recovered, but we think the coriander may not recover, although we’re still hoping that it may bounce back!