Sunday, 4 January 2009

The Ripest Peach is Highest on the Tree

Scarecrow's Log: 04:01:2009:

This week we have mostly been eating...

~The ripest peach is highest on the tree.~
~James Whitcomb Riley~

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 7.4C
Highest Max 33C
No Recorded Rainfall

Busy tidying up the shade areas...the heat is on it's way and I'm beginning to sow seeds of Autumn/Winter greens!
Just a few of each of the following have gone into punnets for early plantings:
  • Broccoli - Green Goliath
  • Broccoli - Romanesco
  • Cauliflower - Mini
  • Late season Sunflowers - Sun King
  • Corn Salad
  • Coriander
  • Mesclun Salad Mix
  • Lettuce - Butternut
  • Silverbeet - Green Silver
  • Cabbage - Sugarloaf
  • Cabbage - Red Drumhead
  • Kale - Moreton's Mix
  • Senposai
  • Radicchio - rossa di Treviso

With the temperatures set to rise this week
Doc and I were out this weekend
putting up the last of the shade covers for the year!

I've been able to re-use all of the 50% shadecloth pieces from last year and we've used the smaller 1.5 inch poly pipe to hold them up. This pipe fits snuggly over tomato stakes and we've also attached them to the posts along the fenceline.

Even this sunflower prefers to live under the shadecloth...Doc keeps putting it on the outside and every morning it has it's head safely under the cloth again. lol

That 'possible' rain for January has disappeared from the charts already and with Relative Humidity levels down to 9% it won't be raining here for quite some time. rolleyes

Harvest Tally:
Doesn't include Greens fed to the chooks or herbs picked for use in the kitchen for cooking or tea making.
Zucchini Costata Romanesco***2272g
Zucchini Black***1914g
Potatoes Pontiac***666g
Lebanese Mini Cucumber***235g
Atomic Red Carrots***300g
Ida Gold Tomato***50g
Sunrise Tomato***31g

Plus a yummy mix of greens for salads...young Kale, Lettuce, Watercress, Lebanese Watercress, Chives, Parsley, Gotu Kola.

Plus 26 Eggs from the girls.


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