Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Pea Shoots

Update: Week 1 of February 2012:

We are attempting to keep the birds away
from our Black Sultana Grapes!!!

Weather highlights:
Lowest Min 7.3 C
Highest Max 30.4C
No Recorded Rain

Propagation:
Seeds:
Peas - Angela's Blue Home Saved Seeds into Wicking Pots under the back Pergola
Beans Dwarf - Butter DT Brown direct sown in Bed 13 in the Kitchen Garden

Potting up/on:
Seedlings:
Cauliflower Mini
Cauliflower Violet Sicilian
Cabbage Red Choi
Cabbage Tokyo Bekana
Kale Red Bor
Broccoli Royal Dome
Mizuna Purple
Cima Di Rapa

Planting:
Into a Wicking Pot under the Back Pergola
Mitsuba Cryptotaenia japonica
Spring Onions

Next Week To Do:
Plant Potato Tubers in Bed 5 MVG on 12th-14th Feb
Harvest the Plums from the second tree before the birds eat them!!!

And From Last Week:
It did not start pea seedlings in loo rolls as I am waiting for some new seeds to arrive!
I did not plant out the lone surviving Zucchini plant because a snail got to it first!!

Oh well it is a bit late to be planting Zucchinis now anyway.

Harvest:
Beans Gourmet Delight 55g
Cucumber Suyo Long 471g
Onion Red 45g
Tomato Money Maker 723g
Tomato Stor Gul 429g
Silverbeet 132g

Apple Cox's Orange Pippin 1184g
Black Sultana Grapes 291g
Cossack Pineapple 348g
Plums 261g

Chooks: 16 eggs
0 from the lone Barnevelder
8 from the 5 Farmyard Ferals
8 from the 4 Faverolles

The Wicking Pots that held the Potatoes have been revitalised with mushroom compost and Blood and Bone for use under the back Pergola where it is quite shaded.

One has some Mitsuba Cryptotaenia japonica
and Spring Onions planted in it.

Into the other one I have planted pea seeds very thickly to provide Pea Shoots for salads. This process is described on this link and I thought it be interesting to try some to have in our salads. I have used some peas seeds that I saved from an earlier crop so I know they haven't been treated with any nasty chemicals as is often the case with purchased seeds for the garden.

The Purple Orach has flowered
and is producing many, many seeds!!!

Buckwheat Flowers

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