Sunday, 15 August 2010

More Spring Seeds

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 14:08:2010:

More spring seeds have been sown, greens this time!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min -2.8C

Lowest Max 8.7C

Highest Max 15C

11.5mm Rain


What's the weather been like in the garden?
Frosty mornings, strong windstorms and some more rain...winter is hanging in there!!

Propagation:
Seeds:
Amaranth Leaf Amaranthus gangeticus (Eden Seeds)
Amaranth - Grain Amaranthus hypochondriacus (Eden Seeds)
Basil - Large Sweet Italian Ocimum basilicum (The Lost Seed)
Basil - Mrs Burns Lemon Ocimum basilicum (The Lost Seed)
Basil Purple Ocimum basilicum cv purpurascens (Phoenix Seeds)
Corn Salad Valerianella locusta (Phoenix Seeds)
Fennel Florence Foeniculun vulgare var. azoricum (Phoenix Seeds)
Lettuce Red and Green Mixed Lactuca sativa (Mr Fothergill's Seeds)
Kohl Rabi Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes (DT Brown)
Onion Spring Allium fistulosum (DT Brown)
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus (Cornucopia)
Silverbeet 'Rainbow Mix' Beta vulgaris (4 Seasons Seeds)
Spinach Malabar(Ceylon) Red Basella rubra (Cornucopia)
Spinach Malabar Green Basella alba (Eden Seeds)

Potting up:
Tomatoes:
  • Black Russian
  • Kotlas
  • Green Zebra
  • Red Oxheart
Globe Artichokes
Nasturtiums

In the Garden This week:
Not all the greens seeds needed to go on the heated tray (luckily) so these are just on a shelf in the hothouse.

The tomatoes are germinating well and some have been potted up already. They have been moved to the hothouse for growing on.



The Violet Sicilian and Mini Cauliflowers
will be ready to harvest soon!

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.
Broccoli Nutri-Bud***97g
Cabbage Ethiopian***25g
Cauliflower Mini***55g
Chicory Red Ribbed Dandelion***14g
Kale Mixed***98g
Radish Cherry Belle***27g
Silverbeet Mixed***314g
Shallot Red***15g
Tomato Tigerella***35g (found in the hot house!!!)

Eggs
15 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
15 From the 4 Barnevelders
11 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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