Monday, 14 December 2009

Fruit, Shade and Straw.

Scarecrow's Log: 13:12:2009:

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 3.3C

Lowest Max 19C

Highest Max 32.5C

3.5mm Rain


What's happening in the garden?

Apricots are nearly ripe...time to net the tree!

Another shade structure
to cover the Wicking Beds in the Dog Pen
- 50% white shade cloth!

Tidied the Potato Wicking Bed in the Almond Area. There are small new potatoes in there so I've mounded up some composty soil from the bottom of the chooks pergola and they are ready for a heavy mulch!

Propagation:
Seeds:
Mangelwurzel in Bed 3

Potting up:
Lettuce Freckles, Rouge de Hiver
Parsley
Lovage
Valerian
Basil
Dyers Chamomile

Planting out:
Sweet Potato
Zucchini Black
Watermelon Sugar Baby
Into the Dog Pen Beds

Sweet Potatoes in the Dog Pen Garden Bed

New in the Garden This week:

We found a source of good straw. We bought 10 bales from a retired Organic Market Gardener. 2 bales are being scratched through by the chooks ready for mulching the garden, free of seed.

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.
Carrot Chantenay Red-cored***100g

Plus a yummy mix of greens for soups/stirfries/salads...Chives, Lebanese Watercress, Onions Red Stemmed Welsh Bunching, Parsley, Shallots, Sea Parsley, Warrigal Greens (blanched).

Eggs
9 from the Farmyard Ferals
12 from the Ginger Girls
2 from Blackie

New chookie update!

It must be their French ancestry, wink
the little Faverolles love posing for the camera!

The Barnevelders show off their beautiful feathers...
...and give themselves a good preening. biggrin

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