Sunday, 9 May 2010

Autumn Gold

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 08:05:2010:

Golden stems on the Rainbow Mixed Silverbeet

Temperatures this week:

Lowest Min 1.5C brrrrr!
Lowest Max 14C
Highest Max 25C
0.8mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
It was so windy on Tuesday that the promised rain was blown away sad
Frosts are forecast this week so some preparation is needed.

Planting out:

Mixed Kale seedlings into the Kitchen Garden with Lovage and Valerian. Sheltered from earwigs and slaters by cut down pots. The edges of the pots help to keep the dripper fed water right where the seedlings need it.

In the Garden This week:
After the very busy week last week little was done in the garden this week. With meetings and outings taking priority. But it will be back to that list next week...I hope.

Spiny Cheeked Honeyeaters (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
have been visiting the garden lately.
Check out the Fact sheet about them Here

They are eating the fruits off the
Enchylaena tomentosa, a native saltbush.

On the Beet Bed (bed5) the greens just keep coming.

The Golden Beetroots are bulbing up,
soon to be picked.

The early planted Broad Beans are flowering

and attracting Ladybirds.

The peas in the Fence Wicking Bed have emerged
you may need to click on the photo to see them!

The Garlic is growing well
and behind it you'll see the wire racks
I have put over the peas to stop the birds getting them.

The Parsley has taken off in Bed 4 ,
the bunch at the front went to make
a great Tabouli Salad on the weekend.

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.
Kale Mixed leaves***180g
Mangelwurzel leaves***409g

Apple- Golden Delicious***673g

11 From the Farmyard Ferals
8 From the Barnevelders
5 From the Faverolles

The Farmyard Ferals are beginning to moult...
...neck first eek

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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