Sunday, 12 September 2010

This Is Spring???

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 04:09:2010:

Another storm, another branch down.

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min -0.8C
Lowest Max 10.1C
Highest Max 20.2C
20.5mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Our first day over 20C since May 10 this year! Mind you it was followed the next day by a top of 11C??? They were promising rain all week but nothing much fell until Friday. Yet another storm brought wind and 20mm of rain overnight...but other areas around the state (and country) suffered flooding and wind damage...again!!

Propagation:
Seeds:
Peanuts Virginia (Diggers Seeds)
Leeks King Richard (Diggers Seeds)
Chinese Date Ziziphus jujube(Phoenix Seeds)
Avellano Gevuina avellana (Phoenix Seeds) Also called Chillian Nut
Sown into containers and put in the hothouse
Radish Saxa 2 (Mr Fothergill's) Sown in wicking boxes out the back.

Potting up:
Tomatoes Ida Gold and Red Cherry

Planting out:
Celeriac (bought seedlings)
Strawberry Torrey.

In the Garden This week:

The Strawberries (Torrey) were planted into the Berry Wicking Bed
in the Kitchen Garden.

Celeriac seedlings planted into Wicking Bed Tank c
in the Main Veg Garden

The weekend brought another destructive wind storm...a large gum tree near the Dog pen has tilted closer to the ground but is still alive. This wouldn't cause any structural damage if it falls (except to other trees and old Blackie if she doesn't get out of the way) we will leave this tree in place for now.

On the other side of the yard
a couple of (already dead) Tagasastes fell over.


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***75g
Celery Tendercrisp***42g
Silverbeet Rainbow Mixed***250g
Sweet Potato***200g

Eggs
10 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals (one is in full moult, one keeps escaping eek )
17 From the 4 Barnevelders
18 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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