Monday, 26 October 2009

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Scarecrow's Log: 25:10:2009:

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 2.7C
Lowest Max 17.5C
Highest Max 30.2C
3mm Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?
Two groups have visited the garden this week so we've been busy getting it ready...mainly weeding! eek


The Strawberries are slowly ripening!!!
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Propagation:
Seeds:
I've been sprinkling lots of flower seeds around the garden as they form on the plants, Erigeron, Borage, Calendulas and any others that are seeding.

Erigeron karvinskianus in flower and seed


Borago officinalis in flower and seed

Potting up:

Cucurbits; Cucumbers, Rockmelons,
Watermelons, Pumpkins and Zucchinis.

Planting out:
The first Tomatoes, Roma on Bed 2 and a couple of Grosse Lisse in Tank Bed c (to grow up on the fence). The Romas are sheltered by the remaining Beetroot and Blue Bantam Dwarf Peas will provide shelter for the Grosse Lisse plants from both sun and any late frosts!


New in the Garden This week:

My daily raid on the earwig population
via the hose traps is yielding a regular boost
to the chooks protein feed.

I'm picking these little leaf rolling caterpillars
off the Thornless Blackberry daily...Argh!! evil

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***842g
Broad Beans Peruvian Emerald***333g
Carrots Atomic Red***120g
Silverbeet***120g
Tomatoes Ida Gold***52g

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

Eggs:
31 from the Farmyard Ferals
12 from the Ginger Girls who have decided a rosemary bush is a better nesting site than the box in their house! rolleyes
3 from Blackie.

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