The weather is hot and spicy and so hot and spicy is what is growing at this time of year. The birds eye chili are prolific - very hot - they say the smaller the chili the hotter it is and these are tiny. These bushes pop up all over the place - one has climbed tree next to my office at work - it is about 20ft high! The birds love them - they must not have taste buds like we do!
This is a close up of fresh juicy ginger bursting through the wet soil. You might remember when I was getting this ready to plant.... planting ginger
Now I have a huge bed of it - gone are the days of buying ginger from the supermarket. I do like growing things that are difficult or very expensive to buy from the store. They say that eating spicy foods cools you down, and right now I can make nice spicy laksa with all the ingredients (except for the prawns) straight out of my garden.
Then of course I also do like growing plants that looking at them make me think of coolness. This white caladium is the closest to snow I am going to get .
I hope you have the correct balance of hot and spicy and coolness in your life right now.