Monday, 17 January 2011

A Little Bit of Rain

Scarecrow's Garden Log: 17:01:2011:

Goldrush Lettuce first harvest
from the Community Garden
just right for our Market Day salad sandwich!

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 10.4C
Lowest Max 22C
Highest Max 36.9C
12mm Rain

What's the weather been like in the garden?

Humid! Humid! Humid!
Followed by a bit of Rain!! Well a good amount for us but no where near what the Eastern side of Australia has been having lately!

Propagation:

Seeds:
Alyssum Carpet of Snow Lobularia maritima DT Brown
Broccoli Nutri Bud Brassica oleracea The Lost Seed
Broccoli Royal Dome Brassica oleracea Grower's Pride
Cabbage Early Jersey Wakefield Brassica oleracea The Lost Seed
Cabbage Verona Purple Savoy Brassica oleracea The Lost Seed
Celeriac Apium graveolens var rapaceum The Lost Seed
Celery Pink Apium graveolens var. dulce Eden Seeds
Coriander Corriandrum sativum Mr Fothergill
Endive Salad King Cichorium endiva Eden Seeds
Grandfather Sage Salivia apiana Cornucopia Seeds
Heartsease (Johnny Jump Ups) Viola tricolor DT Brown
Kale Lacinato Brassica oleracea The Lost Seed
Kale Tuscan Black (Cavalo Nero) Brassica oleracea Diggers
Kale Vates Blue Curled Brassica oleracea var. acephala The Lost Seed
Kohlrabi Super Schmeltz Brassica oleracea Gongylodes Group Phoenix Seeds
Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson Lactuca sativa The Lost Seed
Lettuce Drunken Woman Lactuca sativa The Lost Seed
Lettuce Miners Montia perfoliata Phoenix Seeds
Lettuce Red Coral Lactuca sativa Eden Seeds
Lettuce Salad Mixed Lactuca sativa Grower's Pride
Mustard Asian Brassica juncea rugosa (?)
Spinach Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinacea oleracea Eden Seeds
Tatsoi Brassica narinosa Diggers
Viola Edible Mix Viola cornuta The Lost Seed

Planting out:
Cherry tomatoes, Basil, Capsicums, Lettuce, Silverbeet into new beds (not mine) at the Community Garden

In the Garden This week:
Lots of seed sowing happening this week for later planting in Autumn. Many of those seeds have germinated within days with the humid weather!

New Plants:
Yarrow White Achillea millifolium
Catnip Lemon Nepeta citriodora
Blue Ginger Alpinia caerulea
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citridora
Sage Pineapple Salvia rutilans
Sage Tricolour Salvia officinalis "Tricolour"
Plumbago White Auriculata alba
Dusty Coral Pea Kennedia rubicunda

At The Community Garden:

We have built 2 more Wicking Tank Beds up at the garden this week bringing the total to 6 so far!
Cherry Tomatoes to trail over the sides of the beds, Basil, Capsicums, Lettuce, Silverbeet and Zucchini were planted from my stock of seedlings along with a few a new member had grown herself!

Doc has been trying to tell us the Shadehouse makes a great spot to share coffee, protected from the sun and the wind!!

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.
Lettuce Goldrush***20g (first harvest from Community Garden!!!) mrgreenmrgreen
Radish Long Scarlett***30g
Silverbeet Rainbow Mixed***30g
Tomato Black Russian***275g
Tomato Golden Sunrise***736g
Tomato Green Zebra***66g
Tomato Ida Gold***22g
Tomato Kotlas***1657g
Tomato Red Cherry***101g
Tomato Silvery Fir Tree***3514g
Zucchini (?)***596g
Strawberries***55g

Eggs

14 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
6 From the 3 Barnevelders
16 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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