Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Heat is GONE!

Scarecrow's Log: 22:11:2009:
This log covers the fortnight from 9 Nov 09 to 22 Nov 09.

The only relief to the heat last week
was a small cloud over the midday sun!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 12C

Lowest Max 19C
after the cool change
Highest Max 41.8C

37mm Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?
10 days of record (for November) heatwave (temps over 35C) conditions, where the main gardening activity was watering the thirsty plants in an effort to keep them alive.
Relief finally came with some rain!!!! mrgreen

Last weekend we picked up the Trees For Life materials for this year.
First seeds are due in this week!

The Native Rosella Hibiscus heterophyllus
survived through the heat
and has now flowered.

The heat has made the cherries colour up so quickly
that we had to net the tree!

The Loganberries survived the heat well
in their wicking bed and are ripening nicely.

Popped in some Climbing Bean - Blue Lake and Red Lima - seeds to replace some the slaters and/or grasshoppers have stolen! evil

Planting out:
Comfrey Symphytum officinale
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
Queensland Arrowroot Canna edulis
Into the bed in the compost area.

Eggplants - Long Purple and Casper
Capsicum - Hungarian Yellow Wax Sweet
Planted into Bed 1 in the Main Veg Garden

Pink Violets
Loganberry (because a piece came off when I picked some wink )

New in the Garden This week:

Saturday morning we picked up the new chicks!

5 Faverolles

5 Barnevelders

It's good to see them get stuck into their work
at such a young age!

The Barnevelders love lucerne straight off the plant...
...this poor plant has been caged to re-grow!

They are around 10 weeks old, still chirping
and already more friendly
than those crazy Farmyard Feral chooks...
...who have now decided to go broody,
well 3 of them have! rolleyes

Harvest Tally: 9/11 to 22/11:
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.
It was too hot to be picking much at all!
Loganberries***Just for testing their ripeness Yummy! mrgreen
Plus a yummy mix of greens for soups/stirfries/salads...Kale, Lebanese Watercress, Chives, Parsley, Sea Parsley.

Eggs for the fortnight
30 from the Farmyard Ferals
7 from the Ginger Girls
2 from Blackie


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