Monday, 24 January 2011

It's Hot Now!

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 24:01:2011:

I love harvesting all the different tomatoes from the garden.
(L-R) Top: Black Russian, Silvery Fir Tree,
Bottom: Kotlas, Golden Sunrise and Green Zebra

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 8.7C
Lowest Max 26.5C
Highest Max 37C
No Recorded Rainfall

What's the weather been like in the garden?
Gradually getting hotter and hotter!!!

Sunflower Sun King DT Brown (at Community Garden)

Planting out:
Basil Large Sweet Italian
Basil Thai
Gotu Kola Centella asiatic syn. Hydrocotyle asiatica
Lettuce Crispmint

Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citridora
Gotu Kola Centella asiatic syn. Hydrocotyle asiatica

In the Garden This week:

As often happens at this time of the year
the temperature is on the rise
just as the Thornless Blackberries are ripening.

So I've put up some extra shadecloth that will also help to keep the feathered thieves off. They are at present feasting on most of the Mulberry crop!!! evil

The large pots under the back Pergola were looking miserable. This year the grapevine has grown so well it's leaves are blocking out most of the sun. I tidied the cleared out the old plants, added some new potting mix with worm casts and a few of my seedlings and cuttings. The pots were moved to the edge of the pergola right by the back door where they will get at least a little direct sun during the day.

At The Community Garden:

With some Yellow Pear Tomatoes forming I've added a lightweight bamboo tripod to keep them up off the mulch and give everything else a chance of some room. I also popped a few Sunflower Seeds around the base of the tank.

While Doc did a brilliant job brushcutting down any weed in sight I got to work on the Windbreak Bed, clearing out some weeds and liberating some more plants from the covers they were fast out growing!

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.
Cucumber White Wonder***222g
Potatoes Cranberry Red***1665g
Silverbeet Rainbow Mixed***350g
Tomato Golden Sunrise***1858g
Tomato Green Zebra***72g
Tomato Kotlas***2471g
Tomato Silvery Fir Tree***2831g
Tomato Yellow Tommy Toe***67g

20 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
5 From the 3 Barnevelders
14 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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