Nothing to report really but the rice seedlings have grown a bit so I thought I would post an update.
Three of my little rice seedlings - please excuse the makeshift pot, I did not have any other waterproof container on hand. Also, recycling!
The rice, incidentally, it is one of the only things that is growing with any sort of speed. I am quickly learning that even in this extreme climate - or maybe precisely because of the intense heat - warmth and water alone do not necessarily produce strong growth, especially in seedlings, cuttings, and recently transplanted saplings. On the other hand, the speed with which some of the established plants around the neighborhood put out flowers or new foliage as the season shifts is truly astonishing - it seems as though the amaltas or golden rain trees (Cassia fistula) and gulmohar or royal poincianas (Delonix regia) have gone from no discernible flower buds to full bloom in a matter of days,