That 'Early' Zucchini is still producing zukes...I have picked the large one I've been saving for seed
The Snow Peas have grown so tall that I have started pinching out the tips...these are eaten as Pea Shoots
The Kohl Rabi in Bed 2 are starting to 'bulb' up
When I looked inside the Shaded Water Garden recently I found the bathtub full of fresh new Watercress.
Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 1.4C
Highest Min 13.6C
Lowest Max 13C
Highest Max 27.1C
48 mm Rain Last reading at 4:45pm on 31 May 13
Rain: Year To Date: 115.5mm (Average YTD: 119.1mm)
Comparison with other years:
May Average is 31.1mm:
2013 48 mm
From days of high twenties the temperature dropped in the middle of the month and now we are lucky to have a day over 15C. Late in the month we had ice on the cars and buckets so that means the frosts have arrived.
With only one weekend away this month it's been a chance to get out in the garden. Often jobs are hurried to beat coming rain events. The weather has turned cold quickly this year slowing the growth of weeds but these cold temps also mean the vegetables will slow their growth.
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 Amaranth, Silverbeet, English Spinach, Chinese Broccoli, Celery, Cress, Gotu Kola, Lettuce, Kale, Parsley, Beetroot and Sweet Potato Leaves and Lebanese, Upland and Water-Cress which are not always weighed.
Snow Peas 231g
Zucchini Early 1960g
Seed Zucchini 2647g
Total Veg Harvest for May 3.2Kgs not counting the seed zucchini
Total Fruit Harvest for May 1.2Kg
Total Eggs for May: 34 eggs.
34 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
0 From the Lone Barnevelder
0 From the 3 Faverolles - we lost one to a fox this month :(
May of Previous Years:
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