Monday, 27 April 2009

Will the Rain Bring Winter?

Scarecrow's Log: 26:04:2009:

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 6.2C
Highest Max 25C
Lowest Max 11.7C
Rain 26mm
Frosts are on the 7 day forecast!

What's happening in the garden?

It's raining!
Lots of growth!

The Greens Picking Corner on Bed 1
has put on amazing growth with the rain.

The Broad Beans are up and the Broccoli's growing well!

Worried that all this green growth would mean no roots on the Turnips in Bed 2, I took a sneaky peak and it looks like they are growing well. I'll start picking these at about tennis ball size so they are about half size already.

The Drumhead Cabbages are forming firm heads on Bed 3

See the latest update for the Garlic Trial Here


Took about 26 runners off the Strawberry Tank Bed and popped them into loose potting-on mixture in a Styrofoam box. Looks like new strawberry bed for next year. I have a couple of old tanks earmarked for this. wink

Dug up volunteer Warrigal Greens Tetragonia tetragonoides that were popping up in the Herb Spiral...I shall be keeping a look out for all sorts of volunteer seedlings now this rain has come!

The seed and cutting trials I'm monitoring for my course are all going well...some of those cuttings are showing roots already!

New in the Garden This week:
Nothing new this week except for the RAIN!!! mrgreenmrgreenmrgreen

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.
Carrots Atomic Red***60g
Celery Kintsai (Soup Celery)***65g
Jerusalem Artichokes***1218g (that was one plant)
Shallots Red***435g
Tomato Ida Gold***150g
Apples Golden Delicious***2230g
Strawberry Guava***40g yummy!

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 8 Eggs from the girls.


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