Mid July and time to start the Spring Seed Sowing...Capsicum, Chilli and Eggplant seeds went into the heated propagation unit.
Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min -2.7C
Highest Min 10.8C
Lowest Max 7.9C
Highest Max 19C
65 mm Rain
Rain: Year To Date: 297mm (Average YTD: 185.6mm)
Comparison with other years:
July Average is 33.6mm:
Another wet month...the farmers are loving it! It is very unusual for us to be having such high levels of humidity too.
These seeds were started in the first half of July and kept in the greenhouse...
Cabbage Portugal Summer Couve Tronchuda Brassica oleracea tronchuda Eden Seeds
Cabbage Red Choi Brassica rapa var. chinensis (F1 Hybrid) Green Harvest
Lettuce Australian Yellow Lactuca sativa Greenpatch these were OODs (Out Of Date) from a shop in Adelaide
Lettuce Brown Romain Lactuca sativa Greenpatch these were OODs from a shop in Adelaide
Lettuce Everlasting Lactuca sativa Greenpatch these were OODs from a shop in Adelaide
Silverbeet Bright Lights Beta vulgaris Eden Seeds
Soup Celery aka Chinese Celery Apium graveolens Old Home Saved Seeds
Spinach Galilee Spinacia oleracea Green Harvest
The following seeds were started on the heated propagation tray in Mid July...
Capsicum California Wonder Capsicum annum New Gippsland seeds & bulbs
Capsicum Sweet Chocolate Capsicum annum Green Harvest
Capsicum Sweet Paprika Capsicum annum Green Harvest
Chilli Pepper Chilli Shake (mix) Capsicum frutescens Mr Fothergill's
Eggplant Casper Solanum melongena Eden Seed
Eggplant Long Purple Solanum melongena Digger's (Old Seed)
Peas seeds went into loo roll holders and were germinated in the greenhouse also in mid July...
Pea Golden Podded Pisum sativum Digger's
Peas Sugarsnap Climbing Pisum sativum Yates Seeds
Grapevines - dug up from chook run fences which are being moved.
Rhubarb Crowns (purchased) for planting out later
Early Long Pod Broad Bean seedlings into the Edge Bed in the Kitchen Garden and Bed 14
Brown Onion purchased seedlings into Bed 1
Potatoes Dutch Cream bought locally early experiment!
Blue daisy Felicia amelloides variegata
Fruit Tree Purchase:
Apple Leprechaun (Dwarf Granny Smith)
Pear Beurre Bosc
The Grandtwins +1 came for a visit with their mum and stayed overnight!! They got to see what a real frosty morning is like and helped PoppyDoc in his toy workshop and found something other than purple carrots to eat in the garden...Lettuce!!
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, Chinese Broccoli, Celery, Coriander, Cress, Gotu Kola, Lettuce, Kale, Parsley, Beetroot Leaves and Lebanese, Upland and Water-Cress which are not always weighed. The winter harvest is much lower than other months but we continue to eat out of our stored food supply.
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Broccoli Chinese 133g
Peas Snow 80g
Sweet Potato 381g
Total Veg Harvest for July 3.7Kg
Total Fruit Harvest for July 1.4Kg
Total Eggs for July: 21 eggs.
16 From the 1 Farmyard Feral**
5 From the 3 Faverolles
**We have lived at this site for nearly twenty years and now for the first time we have had a series fox attacks on the chooks! We now only have 4 chooks left, we will not buy any replacements until we securely re-build the chook runs and add another coop...work on this has begun.
Clearing for the new Chook Run and House that will be close by the Faverolles house for easy maintenance...meanwhile Doc is thinking of all the room we have made for more sheds for a toy workshop expansion!!!
July of Previous Years:
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