Tuesday, 31 August 2010

New Growth

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 28:08:2010:

The second round of Almond trees are blooming.

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min -2.6C
Lowest Max 10.5C
Highest Max 14.3C
10.8mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Cold, wet and very windy all week!!

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With weather that bad there's only one thing to do!

A trip up north to visit the Grandtwins!
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The nine week old twins loved
their first toys (tiny rattles)
from their Poppy Doc!!
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Propagation:
Seeds:
Bean 7 Year Phaseolus coccineus (Seeds from a friend last year)
Bean Winged Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (Eden Seeds)
Pigeon Pea Cajanus cajan syn. Cajanus indicus (Seeds from a friend in Qld)
Seakale Crambe maritima (Pheonix Seeds)
These all went into punnets and were put into the very crowded hothouse!

Planting out:
Small Parsnips were dug up and planted around the edge beds in the hope that they will flower and attract beneficial insects.

In the Garden This week:
New growth is everywhere. The garden is slowly waking up.

The plum tree is bursting to bloom!

New Rhubarb leaves are unfurling.

The Tagasaste is in bloom.

Even the early planted Dutch Cream Potatoes
are emerging...
...they are covered at night in case of a snap frost!

With the extra rain this year weeds are everywhere! Fortunately a few of them are lettuce seedlings and I have been harvesting the leaves for the salad sandwiches we take with us when traveling.

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.
Cabbage Ethiopian***60g
Cauliflower Mini***581g
Lettuce Green and Red mix***50g
Parsley Curled***50g
Radish Cherry Belle***35g
Shallots Red***30g

Eggs
19 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
14 From the 4 Barnevelders
20 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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