NSW floods (Australia)

Well what a difference a couple of years makes. 2019 raging bushfires, 2021 floods. We’ve had 150mm in the last week, on top of the wettest October for a while ( in our area) The big rain has had a huge impact on the harvest out west, wheat, barley & canola. The already drenched landscape is gearing up for another big event next week. Pull out the gum boots !

Our garden has taken a hammering, some veg starting to rot but in comparison to some, no complaints. By the end of the year, it will be the biggest rainfall total for some time.


  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,374 admin

    Oh, @JodieDownUnder Not you too. ☹

    I am glad that your garden is doing better than in other areas, but it is still disappointing when your hard work is negatively affected by weather that is beyond your control.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,516 admin

    My sympathies are with you @JodieDownUnder. The pic you have posted looks very similar to what the flood plain looks like here. Are there any communities that have been evacuated?

    Sorry you have veggies rotting. It is so discouraging. Hope this pattern doesn't continue for you and it dries out enough for the rest of your summer. And not so dry that you wind up with fires.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,413 admin

    @JodieDownUnder sorry to hear and see it. The nature is out of balance. Hopefully we humans still can do something to reverse it back to normal. It is like body, if you do not take the measures at the right time, the body will finally deteriorate. The Earth as well, if we continue abusing it. How sad.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JodieDownUnder I'm so sorry to hear that you won't be able to harvest all your hard work. I'm glad for your positive attitude that I could be worse. It seems unreal all the stories from around the world of the weather and it threatening crops.

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    I hope that things get better in Australia soon! You all have had it rough the past few years. I hope your garden does better!