Sunday, 8 August 2010

Back to Winter

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 07:08:2010:

Friday Night's crescent moon faced upwards like a cup
and heralded the weekend rain.

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min -3.1C
Lowest Max 8.9C
Highest Max 13C
5mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
After a miserable start to the week the sun finally showed it's face on Thursday. That was after a very icy morning of -3.1C. The temperatures struggled to rise above 10C all week just managing to climb to 13C on Saturday. So much for the hint of Spring last week!

Propagation:

None this week

In the Garden This week:

I have begun to dismantle the old chook pergola in the old chook run as it is no longer in use. Now that the gum tree has died in that corner I have some more space to grow. We have cut down the lower branches of the Almond tree that has grown over from the property at the rear of our place. This tree has also died in recent years, the prolonged drought in our region is taking a toll on the older trees and they are dying off one by one.

This will give me some new Wicking Beds with space to grow some rambling pumpkins and also another bed for potatoes!

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 Golden***267g
Kale Mixed***84g
Radish Cherry Belle***81g
Silverbeet Mixed***50g

Eggs
10 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
16 From the 4 Barnevelders
17 From the 5 Faverolles

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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