Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: February 2013:

We were lucky enough to have the Grandies visit twice in one weekend. The weather was hot so they delighted in some water play out under the front verandah and then more fun inside to dry out before they continued their trip.

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 6.7C
Highest Min 20.1C
Lowest Max 20.2C
Highest Max37.3 C
35 mm Rain

Rain comparison with other years: February average is 22.6mm:
2012 56mm
2011 151mm
2010 7mm
2009 0mm
2008 1.6mm
2007 10.4mm

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. For Salads, Juice and Stirfries I have been picking Lettuces, Amaranth & Beetroot Leaves, Parsley and Garlic Chives which are not always weighed.
Capsicum 52g
Carrots 200g
Celery 117g
Tomato Tommy Toe 559g plus many that are picked and eating while passing!!
Tomato Ida Gold 150g plus again those that are eaten in the garden
Tomato Roma 1094g
Sweetcorn 10 cobs not weighed because they were cooked as soon as they were harvested!!
Zucchini Golden 2576g
Zucchin Early 3628g
Total Veg Harvest for February 8.4Kgs

Figs 148g plus those eaten straight from the tree
Total Fruit Harvest for February 148g

Total Eggs for February:  74 eggs.
50 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals doesn't include a nest full that Sparky had laid outside!!!
0 From the Lone Barnevelder
24 From the 4 Faverolles

February of Previous Years:
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007







Autumn seedlings are growing well beneath their net cover...safe from moths, grasshoppers and aphids. I have to keep and eye out during rainy days for slugs and snails that can still find their way under the net!!







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

Come on over to Scarecrow's Garden Facebook page and say Hi!

Check out my Pinterest Boards
Remember how last month I'd reached 500 followers...well the total at the end of Feb was 4,362 and continues to climb every day!! It's great to see such interest in Garden Hints and Tips which is the most popular Board.


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