Monday, 13 April 2009

Ripe Fruit and Taking Cuttings.

Scarecrow's Log: 12:04:2009:

Just ripening Strawberry Guava

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 3.5C

Lowest Max 18.1C
Highest Max 27C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?



Ripening fruit! Golden Delicious and Red Fuji Apples.



Lots of Pumpkins - Queensland Blue and Butterbone...



...even a couple of Bottle Gourds.

Last of the Nasturtiums are blooming.

I've cleaned out the small hot house
and put that new shelf unit inside to keep it warmer.
Night temps are dropping fast and frosts are just around the corner.
I've taken a lot of cuttings and need to keep them warm.

Propagation:
Seeds etc:

Broad Beans - Peruvian Emerald from SSN planted in Bed 1 Main Veg Garden.
Second and Third plantings in the Garlic trial...see update here

Potting up and Planting out:
Potted on cuttings of Sage and White Daisies.
Potted on seedlings;
Kangaroo Apple Solanum aviculare
Kale - Squire and Moreton's Mixed.

Cuttings/Division:
Put a few runners from the Alpine Strawberries Fragaria vesca into pots.
Dug up some Oregano and potted it up.

This week's activity for my course was to take cuttings from 10 different plants:
Euryops pectinatus - Yellow Daisy
Helichrysum italicum - Curry Bush
Artemisia pontica - Roman Wormwood
Correa alba - White Correa
Tanacetum parthenium - Feverfew
Cistus ladanifer - White Rock Rose
Salvia officinalis - Sage
Convolvulus cneorum - Silverbush
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Pink' - Pink Rosemary
Coleonema pulchrum 'Aurea' - Golden Diosma

New in the Garden This week:
Strawberry Guava Psidium littorale var. longipes are ripe! The first time they have fruited!
The first tastes are delicious! mrgreen


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.

Tomato Ida Gold***233g
Tomato Italian Heirloom***80g
Tomato Tigerella***257g
Pear William***386g
Apples Golden Delicious***512g
Apples Granny Smith***327g
Apples Red Fuji***250g

Plus a yummy mix of greens for stirfries/salads...Kale, Lettuce, Beetroot Leaves, Watercress, Lebanese Watercress, Chives, Parsley, Gotu Kola.

Plus 7 Eggs from the girls.

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