Sunday, 20 December 2009

More Sunflowers Soon!

Scarecrow's Log: 20:12:2009:

Baby Sunflowers about to bloom!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 4.4C
Lowest Max 23.6C
Highest Max 38.5C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's happening in the garden?

Yet more shade covers...
this one over the Bushfood Bed

and this over the Grosse Lisse
Tomato Tower in the Kitchen Garden

Since their tree blew over in the front garden
the Apostlebirds have taken to perching
on the main electricity wire to the house.
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Propagation:
Seeds:
Amaranth - Leaf Amaranthus gangeticus
Amaranth - Grain Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Basil - Lettuce Leaf Ocimum basilicum
Basil Sweet - Genovese Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'
Celtuce - Lactuca sativa
Chicory - Coffee Stetorium intybus magdeburg
Cosmos - Sunny Yellow and mixed Cosmos bipinnatus
Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis
Kale - 'Squire' Brassica oleracea Acephala Group
Kale - Moretons Mix Brassica oleracea Acephala Group
Lettuce - Goldrush Lactuca sativa
Mitsuba - Japanese wild parsley- Cryptotaenia japonica
Nasturtiums Tropaeolum majus
Parcel Apium graveolens var. Secalinum
Silverbeet - 'Rainbow Chard' - Beta vulgaris
Sunflower - Sun King Helianthus annuus

Potting up:
Plants were tidied and potted on for the market stall.

Planting out:
Tomatoes Yellow Baby Pear in the Dog Pen Garden
5 X Ginger plants in the first wicking bed I ever made (that was back in 2007 but it's has been re-vamped along the way) in the Dog Pen Garden. It's nice and shady there so they should appreciate that.

New in the Garden This week:
First flowers on the Eggplants (Casper) and Capsicums (Hungarian Yellow Wax Sweet )

First fruit set on the Roma Tomatoes

and Baby Blue Pumpkins.

That Jalapeno Chilli in the Dog Pen Garden
has re-sprouted for it's third year.

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.
Beetroot Heirloom Mix***234g
Carrot Chantenay Red-cored***122g
Onion Red***90g
Apricots***150g To test for ripeness!

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
8 from the Farmyard Ferals
10 from the Ginger Girls
1 from Blackie

To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Map of our place. Here.

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