Sunday, 2 May 2010

A Busy Week!

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 01:05:2010:

The poor Cherry Tree is really confused...
...it's flowering in May!
Just one month out of winter. eekcryeek

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 2C
Lowest Max 17C
Highest Max 24C
2mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Beautiful warm days for working in the garden. Chilly mornings just letting us know that winter is coming.

Propagation:
Seeds:
Peas -
Bush Youngs Wonder replacements in Tank Bed f
Snow Roi de Carouby in the Fence Wicking Bed in the Main Veg Garden
Radish Cherry Belle in a salad Wicking Box

Potting up:

Broccoli - Romanesco and Nutri bud
Celery Pink
Onions -
Stuttgart
Red
Creamgold
Mini Purplette
Tree (Egyptian or Walking)
Parcel
Silverbeet Rainbow Mixed

Planting out:

Seaside/Mexican Daisy Erigeron karvinskianus
Ageratum Ageratum mexicana
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus
These went into the Birdbath Garden out the front

Grandfather Sage Salvia apiana
Golden Sage Salvia officinalis variegata
Purple Sage Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium
Alpine Strawberries Fragaria vesca
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis
Into the Heb Spiral

Onion - Red and Stuttgart into Dog Pen Garden Wicking Bed 2

Red Shallots into the Kitchen Garden

Cuttings/Division:

Purple Sage Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
Lavender
Garlic Chives
Marjoram
Mint
From the Kitchen Garden tidy up wink

In the Garden This week:
Well posting that To Do List worked! I managed to get so much done in the garden this week.
Breaking the work down into sections like that was so much easier than wandering around and thinking "there is just too much to do". I'm well on the way through that list already!
So far I've completed the:

Front Garden - planting as per the above list
and mulching with sugar cane
after checking the watering system.

Herb Spiral - planted as per above list,
mulched and watering system adjusted.

Bed1 - Eggplants removed and soil made ready
for a later planting of Creamgold Onions.



Fence Bed - Gourds picked and debris removed from fence,
Zinnias removed and soil prepared
and Snow Peas Roi de Carouby planted.

Kitchen Garden - before and after photos of the Rosemary hedge...

...and the fence that has been removed
to reveal the Dog Pen Garden beds
which will now become an extension of the Kitchen Garden.
The Berry Bed has been tidied and the shade removed.
The old stems have been cut down
and Red Shallots divided and planted.

and I have set up 3 wicking boxes
under the Back Pergola!

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 Mixture***60g
Kale Mixed leaves***250g
Mangelwurzel leaves***158g
Parsley***75g
Parsnip- Hollow Crown***77g

Apple- Golden Delicious***1304g

Eggs
17 From the Farmyard Ferals
10 From the Barnevelders
6 From the Faverolles

Barnie has decided that this tyre
makes a nice warm nesting spot!


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

Check out the Autumn/Winter planting plan for 2010 HERE

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