Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Rain! Maybe...

Scarecrow's Log: 19:04:2009:

Society Garlic in flower

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 1.3C
Highest Max 28C
Lowest Max 19.5C
No Recorded Rainfall
(but they reckon we've got some on it's way this week!!!)

What's happening in the garden?

The first sproutings of Garlic were noticed early in the week and each planting now has at least one clove growing. Follow the Updates Here

I've updated the growth in the Main Veg Garden Wicking beds here

I've cleared the two Wicking Beds in the Dog Pen Garden and topped them up with with mushroom compost, soaked coir, sheep manure and a mixture of Fecondo, blood and bone and dolomite. A thin top layer of sandy loam and a good mulch layer of organic sugar cane mulch will go on top ready for rain this week!!!
The chances have actually increased to 90% chance of 10-20mm and more!
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Propagation:
Cuttings:
Thornless Blackberries
Loganberry
Boysenberry
Strawberry Guava
Jostaberry
Put into the hothouse and regularly misted.
More Pink Violet cuttings taken

Potting up and Planting out:
Potted on
Pink Violet
Gazanias
Chrysanthemum seedlings

New in the Garden This week:
We bought some bags of lovely old Sheep Manure at the markets this week!
Doc's new little storage shed is up...including it's concrete base!

Not so welcome is the appearance of these little guys on the back Grape vines. Only 6 that were quickly dispatched (squashed). They are Vine Moth caterpillars Phalaenoides glycinae and do little damage at this time of the year when the leaves are about to fall. However, I don't want to let them breed up too much as they can cause serious damage in early Spring when the new shoots are just appearing. evil


Weekly Harvest Tally:
Doesn't include Greens fed to the chooks on a daily basis or herbs picked for use in the kitchen for cooking or tea making.

Carrot Atomic Red***255g
Jerusalem Artichokes***90g
Potato Pontiac***3360g
Tomato Italian Heirloom***280g
Tomato Tigerella***200g
Apple Red Fuji***500g
Apple Golden Delicious***250g
Pears William***1631g
Strawberry***20g

Plus a yummy mix of greens for soups/stirfries/salads...Kale, Lettuce, Watercress, Lebanese Watercress, Chives, Parsley, Soup Celery, Beetroot, Turnip and Swede Greens.

Plus 7 Eggs from the girls.

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