Sunday, 19 July 2009

Almond Blossom

Scarecrow's Log: 19:07:2009:

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 0.1C
Lowest Max 10C
Highest Max 16C
13.5mm Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?

The Almond tree has burst into flower! eek

Propagation:
Seeds:
With the ground damp from rain I've been scattering seeds around the edge beds...Calendulas, Anise Hyssop, Italian Parsley, while Dandelion seed heads have been dispatched to the chicken runs where any new seedlings will be gobbled up before the have a chance to get very big! smile

The first of the newly planted peas are popping up...here the Dwarf Blue Bantam Peas in the wicking tub (C) are just popping up so too are the Angela's Blue Climbing Peas on the fenceline.

Potting up and Planting out:
Divided and put into a container, some newly sprouting Lemon Balm from the Tank Bed by the Main Veg Garden chookrun gate.

Planted the two Blackcurrant bushes in the Almond area.
See Here for info on
Planting Bare Rooted Fruit Trees and Plants

New in the Garden This week:
Apart from the first of the Almond Blossom...there are Cauliflowers and Broccoli ready for picking!

Violet Sicilian Cauliflower, Green Goliath Broccoli
and Mini Cauliflower ready to pick!

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.
Cauliflower Violet Sicilian***1040g

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

Plus 18 Eggs from the girls.

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