Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Last Garden Log For 2010

Scarecrow's Garden Log :26:12:2010:

Summer temperatures are finally on the way up! That means time to cover-up in the garden. Lightweight long trousers and shirt sleeves, sturdy boots (in case of un-welcomed visitors in the garden), a floppy wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, gloves for all gardening jobs, sunscreen and bug repellent! Early morning starts in the garden to avoid the hottest times and keeping to the shade as much as possible.

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 5.2C

Lowest Max 16.8C

Highest Max 35C

No Recorded Rainfall


What's the weather been like in the garden?
Sunday started windy and drizzly, proceeded to a severe wind storm that saw our Market washed out! Back home it hadn't even rained but was very windy.
Temperatures rose all week until Saturday brought a cool change.

Propagation:
None this week

In the Garden This week:

The Onions have been harvested
and are drying out for storage.

I bandicooted** a few potatoes for a pink and white salad!
Cranberry Red (pink fleshed) and Bintji Potatoes.

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.
Onion Red***5439g
Onion Stuttgart***5809g
Potato Bintji***344g
Potato Cranberry Red***729g
Tomato Kotlas***50g
Zucchini (?)***990g
Zucchini Golden***254g

Eggs
19 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
12 From the 3 Barnevelders
23 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


**"Probably from the perception of the bandicoot's burrowing habits, a new Australian verb to bandicoot arose towards the end of the nineteenth century. It means 'to remove potatoes from the ground, leaving the tops undisturbed'."
From ANU Index of Australian Words

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