Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Winter's End

Scarecrow's Log: 30:08:2009:

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min -1.2C
Lowest Max 11.5C
Highest Max 18.5C
Rainfall 9mm


What's happening in the garden?
The weather changed back to cool for the final winter week.

At the local Permie group meeting last week, Doc gave a Cob Oven workshop! Everyone got stuck into the mud...what fun!!!

I was busy taking photos of the owners' gorgeous animals...

... including the new cria Bon Bon.

Propagation:
Seeds:
Basil Genovese Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese' #
Basil Purple Ocimum basilicum cv purpurascens #
Caraway Carum cavi #
Chicory - Coffee Stetorium intybus magdeburg #
Coreopsis - Sunburst Coreopsis grandiflora #
Cosmos Sunny Yellow Cosmos bipinnatus #
Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis #
Valerian Valerian officinalis #
Swan River Daisy Brachycome iberidifolia #
Zinnia - Mixed colours Zinnia elegans #

Chia Salvia rhyacophila *
Sweet Leaf Sauropus androgynus *
Tooth Ache Plant Spilanthes acmella *

Ageratum houstonianum ^
Watercress Nasturtium officinale ^
Silverbeet Beta vulgaris ^
Rainbow Chard Beta vulgaris ^

# kept in hothouse
^ kept in shadehouse
* kept on heated tray inside.

Potting up and Planting out:
Potted up some Raspberry canes I got at the local Permie group meeting.

New in the Garden This week:
Not exactly in the garden but Doc's work got a new little truck and Doc is allowed to drive it...so we popped up to the 'stash' site and picked up a few things the other day. We have a couple of old tanks for some new wicking beds, some mesh and other bits and pieces...


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.
Broccoli Green Goliath***340g

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 23 Eggs from the Farmyard Ferals and 2 from the Ginger Girls.

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