Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Heat is On...

Scarecrow's Log: 8:11:2009:

...and it isn't even summer yet!
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Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 3.4C
Lowest Max 19.8C
Highest Max 36.8C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?

With the heat on it's way the shade covers are up, we use 50% white shade cloth on the vegetable beds as it allows enough light through for flowering but cuts the heat. We left the main cover loose so we can move it as the sun goes over. The newly planted seedlings will need all the help they can get this week.
Sugarcane mulch has been applied, now all we have to do is get through this week or as long as this heat lasts! sad

Propagation:
Seeds:

Kakai Pumpkin seeds saved from last year.
These are a hull-less seeded variety.
They germinated quickly in the hot weather.

Planting out:

Cucumber Marketmore seedlings in Tank Bed a

Seedlings of Basil Genovese planted on Bed 2
with the Roma tomatoes

Potting up:
Cuttings of Sage - Golden Salvia officinalis variegata and Purple Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea', Yellow Yarrow Achillea millefolium, Clove Pinks Dianthus caryophyllus, Mints - Moroccan Mentha spicata subsp. spicata and Egyptian Mentha niliaca

Cuttings/Division:
Plumbago auriculata

Around the Garden this week:

Red Drumhead Cabbages

Red Lima Beans slowly emerging in Tank Bed a

Blue Lake Climbing Beans in Bed 3

Mauve Pigface

Kamut wheat heads,
pity those farmyard ferals
didn't leave more than a few plants for us. rolleyes

The Cherries are colouring up already!!

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***150g
Beetroot Detroit Red Globe***1249g (Doc has pickled this)
Broad Beans Early Long Pods & Coles Early Dwarf***124g
Onions Red***200g
Strawberries***86g

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

Eggs
23 from the Farmyard Ferals
4 from the Ginger Girls
2 from Blackie

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