Sunday, 27 September 2009

Sandblasting...then Rain!

Scarecrow's Log: 27:09:2009:

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 2.5C
Lowest Max 10.3C
Highest Max 23.1C
55mm Rainfall


What's happening in the garden?
Horrible dust storms on Monday...

The view of the sun further north of here,
taken at 2pm by our son...



Our front garden taken at 3pm...
then we lost power until later that night.

That dust went East from here through Broken Hill see this link for a video clip...and on to the eastern seaboard see here

On Friday the wind started again, this time we missed the dust and had lots of lovely rain instead! smile

Propagation:
Seeds:
Amaranth Leaf Amaranthus gangeticus
Amaranth Grain Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Arugula Nonies Giant Eruca sativa
Basil Ocimum basilicum - Lettuce Leaf and Purple
Clover Red Trifolium pratense var. sativum
Fennel Florence Foeniculum dulce
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum
Kale Red Russian Brassica napus pabularia
Lettuce Lactuca sativa
- Rouge D'Hiver
- Marvel of 4 seasons
- Red Velvet
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Malabar Spinach Red Basella rubra a re-planting as the others aren't up yet.
Mesclun Mix
Purslane Portulaca oleracea
Willow Herb Epilobium parviflorum
A few seeds of each, planted into punnets.

New in the Garden This week:

We have started to pick some of the Red Onions
from the Wicking Bed
...only small yet but full of flavour.

The Celery is ready for picking...stem by stem,
also growing well in the Wicking Bed.
I've never had enough water
to grow celery like this before!

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.
Broad Beans Peruvian Emerald***150g
Broccoli Green Goliath***78g
Carrots Atomic Red***351g
Celery***552g
Onion Brown***44g
Onion Red***606g
Silverbeet***97g

Plus a yummy mix of greens for soups/stirfries/salads...Kale, Lettuce, Lebanese cress, Watercress, Chives, Parsley, Sea Parsley, Beetroot Greens.

Plus 6 eggs from the Ginger Girls and 23 eggs from the Farmyard Ferals.

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