We are suffering a severe drought. This is the driest dry season in living memory. It is very bad news for the baby plants and we are struggling to irrigate them. However, as is usually true it is not all bad. Stress brings on large quantities of flowers and right now my plants are full of buds. Even one year old plants have buds. Some 2.5 yr old tipica has flowers and the old bushes are laden. It will be a good yielding year if we can keep the fungus at bay. Now waiting for rain that will turn these buds into flowers.