Saturday, 7 September 2013

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: August 2013:

August Growth:
Sugarsnap Peas were just showing through at the start of the month. By the end they were out enjoying the warmer weather!

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min -3.1C
Highest Min 11.7C
Lowest Max 9.9
Highest Max 22.9C
4 mm Rain

Rain: Year To Date: 301mm (Average YTD: 222.6mm)
Comparison with other years:
August Average is 37mm:
2013   4mm
2012 20mm
2011 36mm
2010 49.3mm
2009 19.6mm
2008 27mm
2007   7mm

Weather Highlights?
Things have dried out this month as the rain has only been misty. Day temps are on the rise and it really feels like spring. We still had 11 potential frost days with the lowest of -3C halfway through the month.

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, 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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Beetroot 645g
Broccoli Chinese 123g
Broccoli 349g
Carrots 2382g
Cauliflower  1972g
Celery 538g
Parsley 59g
Silverbeet 476g
Turmeric 386g

Total Veg Harvest for August 6.9Kg

Lemons 850g
Tangelo 241g
Total Fruit Harvest for August 1.1Kg

Total Eggs for August: 23eggs.
16 From the 1 Farmyard Feral
7 From the 3 Faverolles

August of Previous Years:

We have flowers on those Blueberries and new growth on the cuttings!

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  1. A most comprehensive and exciting post and one that has me champing at the bit for our own soil to dry out a bit so that we can get stuck back into sinking poles to make our huge fully enclosed veggie garden for the coming season. The possums and wallabies took their toll last year on our very first veggie garden on Serendipity Farm but not this year! "Fool us once you guys!". This year they can reach their furry little arms in as far as they can reach and no more "bean cubes" of vegetation and midnight raids after chewing through the bird netting. This year they have to try to nibble through ex-fishfarm netting that seals can't bite through and we get to plant things that we couldn't even have contemplated last year. I am off now to check out your wonderful planting plans. I LOVE this site, and love that it's Aussie as well :)

  2. Thanks for dropping by...good luck with your veg cage! Gotta love Possums and Wallabies. We all have our own garden pests to deal with!

    Nice to meet fellow "Aging Hippies" Ha! but you guys are only babies.


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