Monday, 22 February 2010

Zucchinis, Birds and Figs!

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 20:02:2010:

Watercress in the shade house!

Temperatures this week:

Lowest Min 7.8C
Lowest Max 30.2C
Highest Max 36.6C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Temperatures over 30C all week topping at 36.3C.
Not even a hint of any rain!

Propagation:
Seeds:
Coriander seed scattered around the outside of future brassica growing beds!
Kale Lacinato
Kale Thousand Headed
Into punnets under curtains!

Potting up:

Broccoli- Nutri Bud, Celey- Tendercrisp and Chinese/Soup, Chervil, Coriander, Fennel- Bronze , Cabbage- Ethiopian, Parsley- Italian and Curled Leaf, Mitsuba (Japanese Wild Parsley), Silverbeet- Rainbow Miixed.

New in the Garden This week:

Doc helped me build a new shade area for the ever expanding supply of seedlings. This one has 50% white shade cloth as well as a net curtain inside to keep all the pests away while the babies grow.



The late planted Zucchini plants have taken off
and are adding to the harvest total.

Ring Necked Parrots hang around
to check out any fruit that is uncovered.


Butcherbird and it's beautiful song is back...
...hopefully to cull a few pesky sparrows.
See fact sheet here and download it's call.

The second crop of Figs is ripening...
...we may need to net these trees next!

The first ripe Rockmelon of the season fell off the supporting fence! It was eaten before I had a chance to photograph it...but I did remember to weigh it. biggrin

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.
Amaranth- Leaf***26g
Capsicum- Hungarian Yellow Wax***28g
Carrots- Chantenay Red-cored***100g
Eggplant- Casper***70g
Potatoes- Kennebec***517g
Silverbeet- Rainbow Mix***147g
Tomato- Grosse Lisse***52g
Tomato- Ida Gold***13g
Tomato- Roma***901g
Zucchini- Golden***626g
Rockmelon***545g
Strawberry***41g

Eggs:
20 from the Farmyard Ferals


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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