Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: February 2013:
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:
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.
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:
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.