Friday, 5 April 2013

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: March 2013:

March Growth:
Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Spinach and Radish, Garlic and Brussels Sprouts and Lettuce

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 5.3C
Highest Min 21.8C
Lowest Max 16.4C
Highest Max 35.9C
6 mm Rain

Rain: Year To Date: 41mm (Average YTD: 66mm)
Comparison with other years:
March Average is 21mm:
2013 6mm
2012 32.5 mm
2011 49.8mm
2010 7mm
2009 13mm
2008 0mm
2007 29.7mm

Weather Highlights?
It was a hotter than usual beginning to March with the temp hovering in the mid thirties until the middle of the month. Since then the mornings have been getting cooler, some even quite chilly so we know the first frosts are just around the corner!

This Month:
As with seed sowing and planting out, harvesting has been done around 3 market weekends this month. The fruit garden has been neglected this season and it shows in the harvests...the birds ate most of this years fruit. We have had several visits with the Grandtwins plus 1, including having them visit us at the last market which was a real treat! 



The Grandtwins go to the carrot patch each visit and pull their own carrots...purple or yellow...once washed they munch them in the garden.

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 Silverbeet, Celery, Gotu Kola, Lettuces, Parsley, Beetroot and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beetroot 302g
Carrots 240g
Cucumber 300g
Potatoes 1080g
Pumpkin 1120g
Tommy Toe Tomatoes 4570g
Zucchini Early 2360g
Zucchini Golden 655g
Total Veg Harvest for March   10.6Kgs

Apples 470g
Peaches 1471g
Pears 842g

Total Fruit Harvest for March  2.8Kg

Total Eggs for March : 61 eggs.
36 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
0 From the Lone Barnevelder
25 From the 4 Faverolles

March  of Previous Years:
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

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