Friday, 12 July 2013

Update: June 16th - 30th, 2013

Volunteer Seedlings Galore
1 Larkspur
2 Celery
3 Celery potted up in punnets
3 Bronze Fennel
5 Wallflowers
6 Canary Island Lavender and NZ Spinach

Weather Highlights:
Lowest Min -0.9C
Highest Max 14.4C
62.5  mm Rain

More cold and more rain...

Propagation:
Way too cold for me to be doing any seed planting now instead I have been digging up a variety of volunteer seedlings, replanting them around the garden and potting them up for later planting...much easier than expecting any seeds to germinate in this weather!
Alexanders
Smyrnium olusatrum
Alyssum Lobularia maritimae 
Bronze Fennel Foeniculum vulgare nigra
Canary Island Lavender Lavandula canariensis
Celery Apium graveolens var. dulce 
Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Larkspur Delphinium consolide syn. Consolida ajacis
Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca
NZ Spinach/Warrigal Greens
Tetragonia tetragonoides
Wallflowers Erysimum cheiri


I have been collecting Kitchen scraps and weeds for compost and pilling them up in one of the tank beds that has been moved from the MVG. In Spring this tank will grow some Trombone Gramma in the Old Chook Run Garden. I am now starting another of these compost beds in the Almond Area with one of the bigger bed surrounds ready for some pumpkins.

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