Friday, 9 November 2012

Update: Week 1 of November 2012

 The beans are setting on the Zagreb Soldier Beans on Bed 5 a shame they had such poor germination or there would be more of them.

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 5.5C
Highest Max 37.3C
5.5mm Rain

What a start to November! Sunday the temperature climbed to 37.3C. Then thunderstorms started with more than 150,000 lightning strikes during Monday sparking grass fires around the state. With the strong winds that accompanied the storms it was just as well that they brought rain as well to put those fires out. We even had a burst of hail on Monday night!! Fortunately most of the garden was covered with shadecloth because of the heat on the weekend so that kept the hail off the new seedlings.

Propagation:
Seeds:

Carrots Daucas carota var. sativus Early Nantes from Mr Fothergill's Easy Sow Seed Tape replacement half a row coz  a snail munched the seedlings!!! on Bed 12 in the Kitchen Garden area 6
Carrot Harlequin from Mr Fothergills - just a few to top up the row!
in Bed 2 MVG
Spring Onion Allium fistulosum from Goodman seeds Seed Tape in Bed 2 MVG
Sunflower  Giant  Russian Helianthus annuus from Select Organic
around the bases of Wicking Tank Beds in the Kitchen Garden  area 7
Sunflower Teddy Bear Helianthus annuus from Diggers Seeds around the bases of Wicking Tank Beds in the Kitchen Garden area 7

Potting up/on:
Basil Purple
Korean Mint
Lettuce Butternut
Lettuce Darwin
Lettuce Gloria
Lettuce Red Coral

Seedlings planted out:
California Poppy - Purple several seedlings planted in edge beds around the garden
Pumpkin Jumbo Pink Banana 4 seedlings into the ground beds in The Old Chook Run Garden
Pumpkin Musquee De Provence 2 seedlings into Bed 16 in the Almond Area Garden
Pumpkin Red Warty Thing 3 seedlings into Bed 16 in the Almond Area Garden
Pumpkin Winter Luxury 1 seedlings into Bed 16 in the Almond Area Garden
Zucchini Early 2 seedlings into the ground beds in The Old Chook Run Garden
 

Plants:
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora by the back gateway Kitchen Garden area 1
Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius in The Old Chook Run Garden

Cuttings/Division:
Brahmi Bacopa monnieri 


  






The Fridge Wicking Beds are doing well. I recently put some mesh up for the (bush) Cucumbers to climb on and next morning they had already found the wire to hold on to. 



Still in the Fridge Wicking Beds...the Tongues of Fire Dwarf beans had a staggered germination but it allowed me to photograph the stages of growth!        






 

Black Sultana Grape Flowers









To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Map of our Garden HERE This is updated as planting/changes occur.

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