It has actually cooled down over the last day or so but the hiatus meant in the title of this post is the difficulty our temperatures and lack of precipitation are posing for gardening activities. In other words, not a lot is getting down, apart from watering and pulling out dead vegetation.
However, heat-loving crops such as the sweetcorn are happy. Some more than others, which leads me to wonder what the different between this plot
and this one
Could the extra height of the first set of corn be attributable to the shelter afforded by the compost bin or does the corn in the second photo feel crowded out by the beans and cucumber. Maybe the shorter plants are putting more energy into growing cobs instead of height or the soil by the bin is more fertile.
Whatever the cause, I am hopeful of my first decent sweetcorn crop in years. I wish I could say the same about the cucumbers.