Monday, 23 February 2009

Spring-like Weather

Scarecrow's Log: 22:02:2009:

Those Parrots have been raiding the Sunflowers again
and not leaving a lot for the chooks. eek

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 12C
Highest Max 33.2C
No Recorded Rainfall

Very mild week and in the garden new growth is sprouting. The cool won't last and our temperatures head back up to 40C by the middle of next week...I hope it doesn't continue for 2 weeks again! rolleyes

Red Onion in punnets
Detroit Red Globe Beetroot in punnets and in Bed 2 MVG
Golden Ball Turnips bed 2 MVG
Butter Swedes in bed 2 MVG
Took cuttings of Applemint

With the heat forecast again it's time to put some extra shade over any new growth so it doesn't burn off. By leaving the older burnt off foliage we can provide shade for this new growth but any new growth exposed to the sun will need added shade.

Our stall at the local market is going is the market itself with 20 stalls this month. My plants are selling well with positive feedback coming in. People are returning their pots as well as offering me used pots and each month I bring home another boxfull. Those who bring boxes of pots are offered a free plant in exchange. It's good to see folks both young and old wanting to grow their own fresh vegetables and herbs.

This saves me the cost of buying new ones and the better looking pots are well washed and dipped in a mild bleach solution to ensure they are clean. Hard work but necessary.

Weekly Harvest Tally:

Doesn't include Greens fed to the chooks or herbs picked for use in the kitchen for cooking or tea making.
Cucumber Lemon***919g
Pumpkin Sampson***2296g
Tomato Ida Gold***262g
Tomato Roma***146g
Tomato Sunrise***394g
Tomato Tigerella***278g
Tomato Tommy Toe Yellow***177g
Tomato Reisenstraube***54g
Zucchini Costata Romanesco***1742g
Zucchini Black***2154g

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

Plus 21 Eggs from the girls.


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