Saturday, 21 August 2010

Lizards On The Move!

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 21:08:2010:

The warmest day this week saw the first lizard on the move!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 1.5C
Lowest Max 10.3C
Highest Max 18C
22mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Again a week of mixed weather that included a very loud thunderstorm! No icy mornings and one warm day before it was blown away by strong winds again.

Propagation:
Seeds:
Cucumber Crystal Apple Cucumis sativus (Phoenix Seeds)
Cucumber Crystal Apple Lemon Cucumis sativus (The Lost Seed)
Cucumber Lebanese Cucumis sativa (Phoenix Seeds)
Cucumber White Wonder Cucumis sativus (The Lost Seed)
Kale Tuscan Black (Cavalo Nero) Brassica oleracea (Diggers)
Lettuce Crispmint Lactuca sativa (Diggers)
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus (DT Brown)
Pumpkin Hercules Butternut Cucurbita moschata (New Gippsland Seeds)
Pumpkin Lady Godiva Cucurbita pepo (The Lost Seed)
Pumpkin Potimarron Cucurbita maxima (Diggers)
Pumpkin Queensland Blue Cucurbita maxima (Phoenix Seeds)
Pumpkin Waltham Butternut Cucurbita moschata (The Lost Seed)
Rockmelon Delicious 51 PMR Cucumis melo subsp. melo (Phoenix Seeds)
Squash Winter Delicata Cucurbita pepo var. pepo (Phoenix Seeds)
Squash Winter Sweet Meat Cucurbita pepo var. pepo (Phoenix Seeds)
Sunflower Sun King Helianthus annus (DT Brown)
Watermelon Blacktail Mountain Citrullus lanatus (Phoenix Seeds)
Watermelon Golden Midget Citrullus lanatus (Diggers)
Watermelon Sugarbaby Citrullus vulgaris (Eden Seeds)
Zucchini Cocozelle Cucurbita pepo (The Lost Seed)
Zucchini Golden Cucurbita pepo (Eden Seeds)
Zucchini Romanesco Cucurbita pepo (Phoenix Seeds)
Zucchini Rondo De Nice Cucurbita pepo (Eden Seeds)

Potting up:
Tomato - Green Zebra, Kotlas, Ida Gold, Sunrise, Red Cherry, Silvery Fir Tree
Tomatillo
An organic Orange Sweet Potato (Kumera) was put into a container and placed on the heated propagation tray to see if it will sprout!

Planting out:

Grapevines x 2 on the Chook Run fence.

In the Garden This week:

Yet more Tomatoes and the Tomatillos have been potted on and placed in the hothouse.

More spring seeds have been sown.
Yes more than I'll ever use BUT
FIRST they have to germinate,
THEN the have to survive any frosts until planting,
THEN they have to survive any frosts after planting!
If too many survive at the end (they usually do) then there are friends and fellow community gardeners to share the leftovers with.

The Onions in the Dog Pen Beds have taken off with the rain we've had. That's a volunteer Coriander growing in the middle of the row!


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***150g
Cabbage Ethiopian***60g
Chicory Red Ribbed Dandelion***30g
Kale Mixed***150g
MangelWurzel***550g
Parcel***65g
Parsley***75g
Parsnip Hollow Crown***1026g
Radish Cherry Belle***35g
Silverbeet Mixed***250g
Shallot Red***30g

Eggs
18 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
17 From the 4 Barnevelders
14 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

Websites or addresses for the seed suppliers are listed on the page My Seed Suppliers Here

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