Monday, 1 March 2010

Last Days of Summer.

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 27:02:2010:

Scruffy the Wattlebird has been feasting
on the grapes on the back pergola.
See more photos here

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 10.3C
Lowest Max 28C
Highest Max 35.8C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's the weather been like in the garden?
It tried to rain on Monday but nothing fell in the rain gauge. The cooler temperatures were welcome but have been steadily on the rise all week. Saturday brought humidity once again as areas to the north of us had heavy rain. This is the last week of Summer in Australia and cooler weather is forecasted for the coming week!

Propagation:

Seeds:
Broad Beans Aquadulce and Peruvian Emerald
Planted into Bed 2 in the Main Vegetable Garden

Potting up:
Echinacea Echinacea purpurea
Chamomile Dyers Anthemis tinctoria
White Correa Correa alba
Creeping Boobialla Myoporum parvifolium

Division:
Aloe Vera Aloe vera barbadensis

The divided and re-potted Aloe Vera.
It was looking a bit sad due to neglect.

In the Garden This week:
The netting was taken off the plum tree and the plums harvested. Some of these were turned into more Plum Sauce while others were stewed and frozen for deserts!

That netting is now covering the Jonathon Apple tree where the fruit is developing well.
The new chooks are busy scratching around the base looking for grubs and bugs!

Bed 2 in the Main Vegetable Garden has been cleared of Roma Tomatoes which had come to the end of their productive lives. The mulch on the bed was moved aside and the soil lightly hoed. An early planting of Broad Beans is now in residence under a light covering of mulch.

Elsewhere in the Fruit Orchard
the Nashi fruits are nearly ripe!

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***53g
Capsicum- Hungarian Yellow Wax***28g
Carrots- Chantenay Red-cored***262g
Eggplant- Casper***293g
Eggplant- Long Purple***276g
Parsnip- Hollow Crown***251g
Silverbeet- Rainbow Mix***43g
Tomato- Ida Gold***13g
Tomato- Roma***166g
Zucchini- Golden***838g
Zucchini- Black***299g

Grapes- Black Sultana***2735g
Figs***603g
Plums***4303g
Rockmelon***303g
Strawberry***27g

Eggs
17 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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