Sunday, 3 February 2013

Journal Notes: January 2013:

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: January 2013:
 

At last some Sweetcorn yum!

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 5.2C
Highest Min 20.4C
Lowest Max 23.1C
Highest Max 42.6C
No Recorded Rainfall

Rain comparison with other years: January average is 22.6mm:
2013 0mm
2012 20.5mm
2011 12.5mm
2010 15.5mm
2009 0.4mm
2008 0mm
2007 92.6mm

Weather Highlights?
After 13 days of over 35C temperatures this month the heat finally stopped in the last week when the highest max was only 28C.
No rain fell for the whole month.


Harvest Tally:
For Salads, Juice and Stirfries I have been picking Amaranth, Lettuce, Parsley and Beetroot Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beans 68g
Carrots 264g
Cucumber 149g
Potatoes 780g
Sweetcorn 210g
Tomato Black Russian 79g
Tomato Ida Gold 488g
Tomato Oregon Spring 6507g
Tomato Red Colossus 833g
Tomato Roma 1907g
Tomato Tommy Toe 1185g
Zucchini Early 7288g
Zucchini Golden 2461g
Total Veg Harvest for January  22Kgs

Apples Cox's Orange Pippin 1998g
Apricots 6484g
Total Fruit Harvest for January 8.5Kg

Total Eggs for January:  58 eggs.
25 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals (who have finally just stopped being broody!!)
18 From the Lone Barnevelder
15 From the 4 Faverolles (who did not like the hot weather and all but one decided it was a good time to moult)

January of Previous Years:

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Map of our place HERE This is about to be updated as a major revamp of the whole garden is planned...many beds are on the list to go!!

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2 comments:

  1. Gosh, am wondering what you have planned for the revamp - how exciting. We had a major revamp also planned but it may be dropping down to a minor one, lol!

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    1. Hi Ree
      Our plan is to downsize the garden area...it is getting too much to look after and water. The climate has gone back to dry, dry, dry again here so I thinking smaller beds closer to the house will be easier to manage.
      More fruit trees will go in as these will cope better on once a week watering.
      I shall put the link up to your new blog now while I remember.

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