Sunday, 11 October 2009

First Tomatoes - Yum!

Scarecrow's Log: 11:10:2009:

Those little Ida Gold Tomatoes were very yummy!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 1C
Lowest Max 15.4C
Highest Max 23C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?

We have started to tidy the compost area. Doc got stuck into the pile of tree prunings and sorted which ones he wanted for the Cob Oven or the Rocket Stove.
We resurrected the compost heap and I've built a new bed for the compost tumbler.

I'll be growing Yarrow Achillea millefolium and Comfrey Symphytum officinale underneath and a collection of other composty plants. They will be easier to gather from beneath the tumbler rather than wandering around the garden with a bucket in hand snipping away at the Lucerne Medicago sativa and Dandelions Taraxacum officinale like I had to do this weekend. rolleyes

The Loganberries are taking off and flowering
in their Berry Wicking Bed in the Kitchen Garden
now that I've removed their very prickly cousin
Boysenberry!

Propagation:
Potting up:

Potted up the rest of the tomato plants:
16 Grosse Lisse
8 Black Cherry
8 Silvery Fir Tree
8 Roma

Cuttings/Division:
Pink Dianthus
Golden Marjoram Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Myoporum (Creeping Boobialla) Myoporum parvifolium
Lebanese Cress Aethionema coridifolium
Peppermint Mentha piperita


New in the Garden This week:

The Kangaroo Apples (Solanum aviculare)
are flowering.

The Cherries are setting!

I've allowed one Romanesco Broccoli to flower in Bed 3,
for predator attraction...
and the bees love it!

I bought a new garden hose this weekend...
...it's free from Cadmium and Barium
and Recyclable! eek

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.
Asparagus***350g
Broad Beans Peruvian Emerald***1444g
Celery***1417g
Tomatoes Ida Gold***31g
Turnip Golden***4561g
Swedes Butter***3187g

Plus a yummy mix of greens for soups/stirfries/salads...Chives, Garlic Chives, Kale, Lettuce, Lebanese Watercress, Parsley, Sea Parsley, Soup Celery, Watercress.

Plus 27 Eggs from the Farmyard Ferals but I won't mention the Ginger Girls Tally. rolleyes

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