Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Potting Up

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 25:09:2010:

I've left some Tatsoi to go to seed and the bees love it!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 0.1C
Lowest Max 13.7C
Highest Max 20.5C
1mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Beautiful spring days, just the thing to get out and busy in the garden.
It was interesting to note that this week's lowest minimum and highest maximum temperature occurred on the same day. Well I thought it was! razz

Propagation:
Seeds:
Basil Lettuce Leaf Ocium basilicum Diggers
Bean Bush Blue Lake Green Harvest
Bean Climbing Purple King DT Brown
Bean Dwarf Butter DT Brown
Caraway Carum carvi Eden Seeds
Chives Allium schoenoprasum DT Brown
Cucumber Italian Non Acid Cornucopia Seeds
Cucumber Lebanese Phoenix Seeds
Cucumber White Wonder The Lost Seed
Rockmelon Delicious Phoenix Seeds
Sweetcorn Anasazi Eden Seeds
Zucchini Golden Eden Seeds
Zucchini Black Beauty Diggers
All went into punnets

Nasturtiums DT Brown
Sunflower Sun King DT Brown direct in the garden.

Potting up:
Basil Purple, Mrs Burns Lemon, Large Sweet Italian
California Poppies
Capsicum California Wonder
Cossack Pineapple Physalis pruinosa
Cucumbers Lebanese, White Wonder
Kale Toscano
Lavender
Pumpkins Potimarron, Kakai, Lady Godiva
Purple Sage Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
Rosemary Dark Blue
Squash Delicata
Thyme
Tomato Oxheart
Wormwood Tree Artemisia arborescens
Yellow Daisy Euryops pectinatus
Zucchini Cocozelle, Golden

Potted up from volunteers in the garden:
Cedronella
Sage
Lemon Balm
New Zealand Spinach
Apricot

In the Garden This week:
As you can see from the list above lots of potting up of cuttings taken earlier in the year. As the seedlings grow their first true leaves it's time to pot them on too! I'm running out of room to put them all but it seems our frosts might be over. Maybe.
No planting outside just yet...that can wait until mid October so the soil has a chance to warm up.
I'm catching many earwigs daily in the traps so the seedlings will benefit from some extra growth before going outside to brave the weather and the bugs!!

Doc has been helping me build some new Wicking Beds ready for spring planting that will be happening very soon! Doc will be writing up a simplified step by step guide to wicking beds on his blog very soon, so keep an eye out for that. wink

With a population explosion in the worm farm
I have finally relented
and bought a stacking type of worm farm.

I set it up as per the (very helpful) instruction booklet.

The worms seem very happy with the result!

This Purple Sprouting Broccoli...isn't purple???
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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 Purple Sprouting***72g
Peas Roi de Carouby Snow***185g
Lettuce Green and Red mix***170g
Parcel***60g
Parsley***50g
Shallots Red***30g
Silverbeet Mixed***95g

Eggs
8 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
17 From the 4 Barnevelders
27 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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