Monday, 24 November 2014

Moving Things...



Doc has been busy helping me to move the potting benches to the back of the garden. With my broken left wrist still in it's cast for another week I will say that Doc has been doing most of the work.
This area which includes part of the Old Chook Run Garden will soon become my "Propagation Area" for the garden. It will include the old Caravan (with power for the heated propagation tray), a Greenhouse, these Shaded Benches (70%shade) for potting on and cuttings and a Shade House with 50% shade.
All my small vegetable beds will be on this side of the block for easier access and the other block will be for the Chooks and Fruit trees and shrubs.

Seeds Sown: Root seed sowing time on the Moon planting chart is also time for sowing seeds of perennial plants.
A trial sowing of an old seed order from Trees For Life - you can never have too many local Acacias, which are nitrogen fixers, growing in the Orchard.
Acacia calamifolia -Wallowa
Acacia hakeoides - Hakea Wattle
Acacia ligulata - Umbrella Bush
Acacia oswaldii - Umbrella Wattle
Acacia sclerophylla Harde-leaved Wattle
Black Oak Casuarina pauper also nitrogen fixing
Dryland Tea Tree Melaleuca lanceolata not nitrogen fixer but attracts beneficials

Some perennials from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Mangard Raspberry Jam Wattle Acacia acuminata
Pomegranate Large Punica granatum
Winter Apple Berry Eremophila debilisNative Raspberry Rubus rosifolius
Kiwi Fruit Chinese Gooseberry Actinidia deliciosa

Sturt Pea Swainsona formosa from Mr Fothergills
Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea presii from Mr Fothergills
Native Lemongrass Cymbopogon ambiguus from home saved seeds


Many of these seeds needed to be soaked overnight before sowing.

Potting On:
Anise Hyssop Seedlings
Crotalaria seedlings
Parcel seedlings
Pigeon Pea seedlings

I had a tidy up of my plants on the tables as we moved them so many have been potted on and all have been tidied and pruned.

Cuttings/Division:
Tomato Indigo Apple (Red and Black) these only had 5 seeds in the pack and only 4 germinated so I have taken some 'sucker cuttings' to get more plants!

Planting Out:
Parsley purchased seedlings
Trombocino Zucchini seedlings
Tepary Bean seedlings



The new garden behind the Chook Food Shed is coming along well. With many flowering herbs attracting beneficials and the fruit trees beginning to set fruit it is a buzz with life at the moment.

The next sowing time will be for Greens Seeds on November 25th and 26th.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

Beginners Guide to taking cuttings

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Late Spring Sowing

 A few more seeds have been sown...while I'm waiting to get the other seedlings out into their beds.

Seeds Sown:
Amaranth Aztec Rajeera Amaranthus cruentus from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Basil Blue Spice Ocimum americanum from The Seed Collection
Basil Thai Lime Ocimum americanum var. americanum from 4Seasons Seeds
Basil Thai Siam Queen Ocimum basilicum  from The Seed Collection
Bean Climbing Snake Yard Long Vigna unguiculata from Diggers
Bean Dwarf Flageolet Flagrano Phaseolus vulgaris 'Flagrano' from Diggers
Bean Dwarf Italian Romano Phaseolus vulgaris from Diggers
Beans Tepary Blue Speckled Phaseolus acutifolia from Inspiration's Seeds
Beans Tepary Brown Seeded "Pawl" Phaseolus acutifolia from Inspiration's Seeds
Beans Tepary Hood White Phaseolus acutifolia from Inspiration's Seeds
Bean Dwarf Violet Queen Bush Phaseolus vulgaris  from Diggers
Black Cumin Nigella sativa from Home Saved Seeds
Black Mint (Huacatay) Tagetes minuta From Fair Dinkum Seeds
Californian Poppy Alba Eschscholzia californica from The Seed Collection
Californian Poppy Single Choice Collection Eschscholzia californica from The Seed Collection
Corn Painted Mountain Zea Mays from Diggers Sown direct into the garden
Cosmos Sensation Dazzler Cosmos bipinnetus from The Seed Collection
Cucumber Chuzzle Cucumis dipsaceus from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Cucumber Spiky Cucumis anguria from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Dianthus Fringed Pink Dianthus superbus from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Dock Curley Rumex crispus from Fair Dinkum Seeds

Kiwano Horned Melon Cucumis metuliferus from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Marigold Red Marietta Tagetes patula from Diggers
Nasturtium Empress Of India Tropaeolum majus from Diggers
Nasturtium Ladybird Tropaeolum majus from Diggers
Radish Rat-Tailed Raphanus sativus from The Seed Collection
Tomato Christmas Grapes Lycopersicon lycopersicum from Diggers
Tomato Tiny Tommy Berry Mix Lycopersicon lycopersicum from Diggers
Triangle Rush (Club Rush) Schoenoplectus mucronatus from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Ulam Raja Cosmos caudatas from Fair Dinkum Seeds

Potting up/on:

Alfalfa/Lucerne seedlings
Amish Paste Tomato seedlings

Planting Out:
Spaghetti Squash
Christmas Grape Tomatoes
Potato Onions that were moved from another bed


The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Root crops which can be sown on the 11th and 12th of November. When I shall sow some seeds of perennial plants. 

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.


General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Friday, 31 October 2014

One Handed Gardening???

Unable to do much in the garden we took the chance to go and visit the Grandies. PoppyDoc helped set up their new garden beds which they will plant up with some of Nannie's seedlings and Strawberries. Meanwhile they had a lovely time in their new sandpit.

Well when I said life was chaotic in the last post, gardening is on a go slow at the moment as I have my left arm in a cast after breaking my wrist! Luckily I did manage to get a few jobs done before it happened. Do you know how much you use both hands to do things????

Seeds Sown:
Crotalaria Crotalaria species from Greenpatch Seeds
Lucerne Medicago sativa from Greenpatch Seeds
Osteospermum fruticosum from Mr Fothergill's
Pigeon Pea Cajanus cajan seeds from a friend
Strawberry White Soul
Fragaria vesca from 4 Seasons Seeds
Strawberry Yellow Wonder
Fragaria vesca from 4Seasons Seeds
Peanuts Arachis hypogaea from Greenpatch Seeds
Peppermint Mentha × piperita from Country Value Seeds
Asparagus Purple Asparagus officinalis from Home Saved Seeds
Beetroot Touchstone Gold Beta vulgaris from Green Harvest
The following seeds have been scattered around the new fruit area:
Buckwheat
Chickpeas
Cosmos
Nasturtiums
Parsnip
Phacelia
Sunflowers Red
Sunflowers Sun King
Hopefully the earwigs will allow at least a few to grow.

Potting On: I had a tidy up of my plant table before the hot weather arrived.
Abutilon milleri
Anise Hyssop seedlings
Basil Sweet  seedlings
Cape Mallow Anisodontea x hypomandarum
Cerastium tomentosum - Snow-in-Summer
Chickweed seedlings
Cistus Sunset
Cucumber Double Yield Seedlings
Cucumber Mini White seedlings
Dampiera diversifolia
Fig Excel
Fig St Dominique Violet
Hebe hybrid 'Wiri Charm'
Japanese Yam seedlings
Lavender Blue
Lavender Dwarf Pink
Lime Balm
Lettuce Salad Leaf Mixed seedlings
Lettuce Tennis Ball seedlings
Okra seedlings
Passionfruit Daisy Tagetes lemonii
Parsley Afro seedlings
Plumbago auriculata var. alba
Polygala dalmaisiana
Pumpkin Golden Nugget seedlings
Sage Variegated
Sweet Mace seedlings
Sweet Potato Mauve
Sweet Potato White
Tomato Christmas Grapes seedlings
Thyme Turkey
Watermelon Cream of Saskatchewan seedlings
Watermelon Moon and Stars seedlings
White Currant cuttings

Cuttings/Division:
African Daisy White Osteospermum fruticosum
Citronella Grass
Dymondia Marguerite
Mint Ginger
Mint Lime
Yarrow White

Planting Out:
Coreopsis
Lettuce Tennis Ball
Red Shallots
Tomato Red and Black
Tomato Tiny Tommy Mixed
Yarrow White

I completely missed the Greens planting dates for October so will have to catch up during Fruit planting dates on November 2nd & 3rd and 6th. When I shall be sowing some more seeds from a new Seed Supplier.  If you like to grow unusual food and useful plants go check them out.
Fair Dinkum Seeds
 
For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

Beginners Guide to taking cuttings

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle 

Warm Earth Magazine

Friday, 10 October 2014

Top-up Sowing

It's a daily ritual this time of the year to take the trays of seedlings out of the greenhouse and return them at night.

Life has been chaos with lots of markets, lots of sowing and transplanting seeds and a trip to hospital (finally) thrown in for good measure. Now all that has passed I can get down to some serious garden re-vamping and get my spring seedlings planted out. The weather is warming up but the nights are still chilly, while getting things ready I have been out catching earwigs and getting the chooks to help. The Faveroles have been very helpful in clearing the smaller beds while the younger bantams just go wildly scratching their way around the fruit trees.

During the Green Planting Moon Phase (September 25th to 28th):
Seeds Sown: Sown into punnets but no longer needing the heated bed!
Basil Sweet Genovase Ocimum basililicum from DT Brown
Lettuce Mixed Salad Leaves Lactuca sativa from Johnsons Seeds
Parcel aka Leaf Celery Apium graveolens var. Secalinum from Home Saved Seeds
Red Clover Trifolium pratense var sativum from Phoenix Seeds
Sunflower Sun King Helianthus annuus from DT Brown

Potting up/on:
Basil Holy/Tulsi
Basil Sweet
Kang Kong
Malabar Spinach Red

During the Fruit Planting Moon Phase (October 3rd and 6 & 7th):
Seeds Sown: some extras for backups.
Cucumber Double Yield Cucumis sativus from Diggers
Cucumber Mini White Cucumis sativus from 4 Seasons Seeds
Cucumber Spiky Indian Cucumis anguria from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Okra Red Abelmoschus esculentus Green Harvest
Rockmelon Ananas Cucumis melo from Diggers
Rockmelon Prescott Cucumis melo from Diggers
Rockmelon Delice Cucumis melo from Diggers
Zucchini Black Beauty Cucurbita pepo from Greenpatch

Potting Up:
Capsicum Large Chinese
Cucumber Double Yield
Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green
Pumpkin Anna Swartz
Pumpkin Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck
Pumpkin Wrinkled Butternut
Rockmelons Ananas
Rockmelon Delice De La Table
Rockmelon Prescott Fond Blanc
Squash Spaghetti
Zucchini Tromboncino
Zucchini Black Beauty

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Root crops which can be sown on the 10th and 11th as well as the 14th and 15th of October.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Spring Equinox

Today (Tuesday 23rd September) was the Spring Equinox and temperatures are certainly on the rise...seedlings are being potted up daily as planting out time draws near.

Seeds Sown:
Beetroot Chioggia Beta vulgaris from Mr Fothergills
Beetroot Cylindra Beta vulgaris from Diggers
Comfrey Symphytum officinale from Diggers
Lovage Levisticum officinale from Cornucopia Seeds
Onion Spring All Year Round Allium fistulosum from Mr Fothergills seed tape
Radish Sparkler Raphanus sativus from DT Brown

Potting On:
Amaranth Autumn Palette
Amaranth Mekong Red
Borage White
Californian Poppy Purple
Capsicum Chinese Giants
Chia
Coreopsis Coreopsis grandiflora (purchased seedlings)
Leeks Bulgarian Giant
Leeks Elephant
Lettuce Red Iceberg
Salvia White Salvia farinacea  (purchased seedlings)
Strawberry Temptation
Tomatoes Tiny Tim

Cuttings/Division:
Japanese Sedge Variegated Carex morrowii Variegata
Marjoram 

Oregano Variegated
Yacon

Planting Out:
Parsley Flat Leaved purchased seedlings

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Green crops which can be sown from the 25th of September up to the 28th of September.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings. info on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A Boxful of Seeds

A boxful of seeds has been donated to our Community Garden by Mr Fothergill's Seeds...I have started sowing some to take up as early spring seedlings.

Seeds Sown:
Borage Blue Borago officinalis from Home Saved Seeds
Cosmos Purity Cosmos bipinnatus from DT Brown
Marvel of Peru Mirabilis jalapa from Home Saved Seeds
Nasturtium Milkmaid Tropaeolum majus from Home Saved Seeds
Californian Bluebell Phacelia tanacetifolia from Green Harvest
Pumpkin Anna Swartz Cucurbita maxima from Diggers
Pumpkin Golden Nugget Cucurbita maxima from Johnson's Seeds*
Pumpkin Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Cucurbita moschata from Diggers
Pumpkin Wrinkled Butternut Cucurbita moschata from Diggers
Other seeds from pumpkins grown at the community gardens in our town and a nearby one.
Squash Spaghetti Cucurbita pepo from Diggers
Sunflower Giant Russian Helianthus annuus from Select Organic
Zucchini Black Beauty Cucurbita pepo from Diggers
Zucchini Lebanese Cucurbita pepo from Mr Fothergill's*
Zucchini Tondo di Piacenza Cucurbita pepo from Mr Fothergill's*
Zucchini Tromboncino Cucurbita pepo from Diggers
Seeds marked * are being grown for the community garden from seeds very generously donated by Mr Fothergill's Seeds...they donated a whole box of interesting seeds for use in the garden.

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Root crops which can be sown from the 12th until the 14th of September.

General Seed Raising info Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Helpful Chickens

The new little chooks have been out and about lately "helping" in the garden...that's why you will find a lot of crates protecting newly planted out seedlings!!!!

Seeds Sown: I have included Cucumbers and Melons in this sowing as they may be sown in either the greens or fruit moon phase and I had more free time this week.
Agastache Licorice Blue Agastache rugosa from Diggers
Amaranth Autumn Palette Amaranthus cruentus from Diggers
Amaranth Mekong Red Amaranthus gangeticus from The Lost Seed
Basil Holy Tulsi Ocimum tenuiflorum from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Basil Sweet Ocimum basilicum from Diggers
Borage White Borago officinalis from 4 Seasons Seeds
Chia Salvia hispanica from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Chickweed Stellaria media from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Cosmos Orange Cosmos sulphurex from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Cosmos Ulam Raja Cosmos caudatas from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Cucumber Double Yield Cucumis sativus from Diggers
Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green F1 Cucumis sativus from Johnson's
Cucumber Spiky Indian Cucumis Anguria from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Dock Curley Rumex crispus from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Egyptian Spinach Corchorus olitorius from Cornucopia Seeds
Fat Hen Chenopodium album from Fair Dinkum Seeds
Ice Plant Crystal Leaf Mesembryanthemum crystallinum  from Green Harvest
Kang Kong Ipomoea aquatica from Phoenix Seeds
Lettuce Red Iceberg Lactuca sativa from Diggers
Lettuce Tennis Ball Lactuca sativa from Diggers
Malabar Spinach Red Basella rubra from Cornucopia
Mountain Spinach Yellow Orach Atriplex hortensis Cornucopia Seeds
Rockmelon Ananas Cucumis melo  from Diggers
Rockmelon Delice De La Table Cucumis melo from Diggers
Rockmelon Prescott Fond Blanc
Cucumis melo from Diggers
Watermelon Cream Of Saskatchewan Citrullus lanatus from Diggers
Watermelon Moon and Stars Citrullus lanatus from Diggers

Potting up/on:
More tomato seedlings as they sprout
Capsicum Large Chinese and Sweet Paprika
Okra Red
Strawberry runners
Sweet Mace

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Fruiting crops which can be sown on the 4th and 5th of September and also on the 8th. When I shall be sowing my Squashes and Pumpkins in the greenhouse.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.


General Seed Raising info Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Friday, 29 August 2014

Early Spring Seed Sowing

The days are getting warmer...spring is just around the corner...but the mornings continue to be frosty! Lots of early spring propagation happening indoors and in the greenhouse.

Seeds Sown: (during Fruit Planting Phase) Note: these were all started inside on a heated propagation tray. Most sown into coir jiffy pellets which are then potted up with no disturbance to tiny seedlings
Capsicum Capsicum annuum
Chinese Giant from Diggers
Sweet Paprika from Home Saved Seeds
Okra Red Abelmoschus esculentus from Green Harvest
Sweet Mace Tagetes lucida from Diggers
Tomato Solanum lycopersicum (listed as Lycopersicon lycopersicum on Digger's seed packet and  L. esculentum  on the others)
Amish Paste from Diggers & Mr  Fothergill's
Christmas Grapes from Diggers
Red and Black "Indigo Apple" from Diggers
Tiny Tim from Johnson's seeds
Tiny Tommy Berry Mix from Diggers
Tommy Toe from Mr Fothergill's

Potting on:
Lettuce Everlasting
Lettuce Freckles
Silverbeet Bright Lights
Tomato (a few early sprouters) Tiny Tommy Berry mix, Amish Paste, Christmas Grapes, Tommy Toe

Cuttings Taken:
Black Mulberry Morus nigra
Comfrey - root cuttings plus divided
Red Veined Sorrel - divided
Southernwood Artemisia abrotanum
Taupata or NZ Mirror Bush Coprosma repens

Planting Out:
Brown Onions (home grown seedlings)
Cedronella (transplants)
Lavender (cuttings)
Potato tubers Solanum tuberosum Kipfler and Spunta (started in pots)
Parsley Moss Curled (home grown seedlings)
Rosemary dark blue (cuttings)

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Green crops which can be sown from the 28th August up to the 1st of September. When I shall be starting some early Basil and Amaranth seeds on the heated propagation tray and other salad greens in the greenhouse.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings Here

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Root Planting

My Potatoes - Spunta and Kipfler chitted and ready for planting NOW!!!!

Very busy at the moment but just a quick reminder for Moon Planting this week...
Root crops can be sown on the 12h and 13th and also on the 16th of August. Carrots and Parsnips could go in now if one had a bed cleared of earwigs to put them in which I don't!!!!

A bit of info on Potatoes here

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Monday, 4 August 2014

August Frosts

August has begun with a weekend of frosts -4.2C the lowest so far! Here in the photo there is frost on Pink Kale, Oregano and Alexanders.

My usual early Spring propagation plans were on hold this month due to proposed minor surgery. Surgery that was cancelled at the last moment (3 hours before it was scheduled) and while that procedure can wait my Spring sowing plans cannot! So I'm off to sow seeds and plant out lots of flowering and fruiting plants/herbs in the orchard area.

Seeds Sown:
Broad Beans Chocolate Flowered Vicia Faba from Diggers Seeds
Californian Poppy Purple Eschscholzia californica from Diggers Seeds
Leeks King Richard Allium ampeloprasum from Diggers Seeds
Leeks Musselburgh Allium ampeloprasum from The Lost Seed
Leeks Bulgarian Giant Allium ampeloprasum from The Lost Seed

Potting up/on:
Grapevine White Sultana (it's permanent site is not ready yet so it has gone into a pot)

Planting Out: Throughout July
Broad Beans Crimson Flowered
Cabbage Sugarloaf
Cauliflower 60 Days
Onions White
Onions Potato
Peas Onward
Peas Angela's Blue (Purple Podded)
Some of these Peas were also planted into the Children's Garden beds at the Community Garden

Into the Orchard:
Fruit Trees -
Almond Self Pollinating Papershell
Mulberry Hicks Fancy
Plum Gulf Gold Dwarf
Sugar N Spice Nectarine and Plum cross
All from Daley's Nursery
Planted around for companions and beneficial insect attraction:
Alyssum
Catmint
Chokeberry Aronia melonocarpa
Clary Sage
Coriander
Daisies
Dianella
Elephant Garlic
Erigeron
Evening Primrose
False Mallow
Felicia amelloides 'Variegata'
Globe Artichoke
Iris
Larkspur
Lavender
Lucerne/Alfalfa
Parsley
Red Clover
Rock Rose
Salad Burnett
Statice

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Fruiting crops which can be sown on the 5th of August and also on the 8th and 9th of August. When I shall be starting my Tomatoes, Okra and Capsicums inside (our old caravan) on the heated propagation bed.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: July 2014:

Growth in the Garden in cold July:
1 Lots of planting in the new Fruit/Orchard area including 3 Cherry Trees to be Spanish Bush pruned and 3 new fruit trees and a new Almond. With lots of flowering plants and herbs the area is filling up fast.
2 Dwarf and Climbing Peas in the Fridge Wicking Beds with a simple trellis in between
3 Romanesco Broccoli
4 Verona Purple Savoy Cabbage
 
Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min -5.2C
Highest Min 8.8C
Lowest Max 7.5C
Highest Max 18.2C
15mm Rainfall

Rain: Year To Date: 222mm (Average YTD: 185.6mm)
Comparison with other years:
July Average is 33.6mm:
2013 65mm
2012  42.5mm
2011 45mm
2010 27.5mm
2009 35mm
2008 36mm
2007 16.5mm

Weather Highlights?

Frosty mornings mean bright sunny days...warmer mornings mean cloudy or windy days. We have had both during this month our middle winter month.


Violet Sicilian Cauliflower ready for harvesting and weighing in at 994g

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 Corn Salad, Kale, Lettuce, Lebanese Cress, Spring Onions, Parsley, Sorrel and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beetroot 471g
Broccoli 320g
Carrots 1517g
Cauliflower 994g
Celery 471g
Kale 169g
Lettuce 183g
Radish 79g
Snow Peas 35g
Spinach 93g
Sweet Potato 560g

Total Veg Harvest for July 4.9Kgs

Tangelo 1741g

Total Fruit Harvest for July 1.7Kg

Total Eggs for July: 102 eggs.
99 From the 7 Farmyard Bantams (who are all laying now)
  3 From the 3 Faverolles (who only lay when it suits them now)

July of Previous Years:
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
 


Doc has been very busy clearing more garden to make way for another new project!

We had 3 very special guests who spent a day learning how to be tree huggers (and climbers). The Grandtwins are now 4 and Microman, now 2 and does everything with the twins, is now known as 'the third twin'.

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: June 2014

Growth around the garden in June:
Cauliflower Violet Sicilian
Broccoli Albert
Mixed Spinach and Rocket
Mammoth Melting Climbing Snow Peas

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min -1.2C
Highest Min 11.2C
Lowest Max 8.3C
Highest Max 16.4C
22.5mm Rainfall

Rain: Year To Date: 207mm (Average YTD: 153mm)
Comparison with other years:
June Average is 33.9mm:
2013 116.5mm
2012  24mm
2011 14.5mm
2010 13.5mm
2009 53mm
2008 27mm
2007 7.5mm

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 Lettuce, Kale, Lebanese Cress, Spring Onions, Parsley, Silverbeet, Sorrel and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.

Broccoli 155g
Potatoes 368g
Spinach 81g
Sweet Potato 226g

Total Veg Harvest for June .8Kgs


Total Eggs for June: 40 eggs.
39 From the 7 Farmyard Bantams
   1 From the 3 Faverolles

June of Previous Years:

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Winter Solstice Already!!!

We had sunshine on our shortest day of the year here in Scarecrow's Garden in South Australia, that was after 2mm of rain overnight and a drizzly morning!

Potting Up: New purchases
Indian Curry Tree Murraya koenigii
Mushroom Plant Rungia kiossii
Native Peppermint Mentha australis
Native Violet Viola hederacea
Potato Onions Allium cepa
Snow in Summer Cerastium tormentosum
Tree Onions Allium cepa, proliferum
All from Greenpatch Seeds
Red Papaya Carica papaya 'Thai Red' - a freebie plant from a Diggers Club order
Strawberry 'Temptation' Fragaria x ananassa - also from Diggers Club
Some of the above will need extra care to keep them warm during the rest of our winter.

Cuttings Taken:
Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium
Lime Balm Melissa officinalis 'Lime'
Loganberry Rubus loganobaccus
Rosemary Dark Blue Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary Prostrate Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Winter Savory Satureja montana

Planting Out:
At home 3 Stella Cherry Seedlings and 1 Gooseberry plant were moved from elsewhere in the garden to the Orchard new beds
At the Community Garden:
Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum
Bay Tree Laurus nobilis
Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Golden Marjoram Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Oregano Origanum vulgare
Parsley Italian Petroselinum crispum 'Neapolitanum'
Rosemary Prostrate Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Thyme Pizza Thymus pulegloidea 'Tabor'
All planted into the Herb Garden Tank Bed

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Green crops  which can be sown on the 28th and 29th of June. I might sow some Leek seeds but will probably wait until the second quarter (Fruit planting) as these can be sown at either time.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings Here

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Friday, 13 June 2014

Winter Propagation

It seems strange to have so much growth happening in the garden at this time of the year...lots cuttings and seedlings being potted on and many rescued volunteers receiving some extra care before planting out in a new spot.
 

Seeds Sown: Plus I'm playing catchup on my Green's list I missed last week
Broad Beans Vicia faba Crimson Flowering from Southern Harvest (I found some old seed...If they grow I'll save the seeds)
Broad Beans Vicia faba Scarlet Cambridge Home Saved Seeds
Heartsease Viola tricolour Johnny Jump Ups from Mr Fothergill's
Lettuce Lactuca sativa Australian Yellow from Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Lettuce Lactuca sativa Everlasting from Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Lettuce Freckles Lactuca sativa from Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Pea Dwarf Pisum sativum Onward from DT Brown
Pea Climbing Pisum sativum Angela's Blue (Purple Podded) from Home Saved Seeds
Silverbeet Beta vulgaris Bright Lights from Eden Seeds

Potting On: Seedlings
Cauliflower 60 Days
Cabbage Sugarloaf
Cabbage Early Jersey Wakefield
Onion Brown
Parsley Moss Curled

Potting On: Cuttings
Convolvulus cneorum
Daisy Double White
Lavender
Lemon Scented Geranium Variegated
Salvia Huntington's Pink

Cuttings Taken:
Curry Bush Helichrysum angustifolium

Rescued Self Sown Seedlings: More...
Canary Island Lavender

Carob
Clary Sage
Larkspur
NZ Spinach

Planting Out:

Alyssum seedlings
Larkspur
Rocket seedlings

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Root crops  which can be sown on the 14th and 15th and also on the 18th and 19th of June.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings Here

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Friday, 6 June 2014

Community Garden Visit

Not a lot of propagation happening around here lately but I did get to go with some of our Community Garden Plotters to visit a Community Garden in a nearby township. They had some interesting ideas happening there as the photo above shows. We came back with a huge Pumpkin which was shared and made into some warming soup for the Twilight Gathering last week. The seeds of the pumpkin are drying in my spare room right now for next summer.

Rescued Self Sown Seedlings:

NZ Spinach
Canary Island Lavender

Planting Out:
NZ Spinach moved from a pathway
Gooseberry plant moved to the orchard/food forest
Dianella revoluta
Statice

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Fruiting crops  which can be sown from 11.30am on the 7th up to and including the 11th of July.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: May 2014:


Growth around the garden in May 2014:
1 Winter Salad Bed (potted)...3 steps from the back door!
2 Sweet Potato cuttings taken for next season.
3 Mammoth Melting Climbing Snow Peas flowering as they reach for sunshine out of the shade from the house.
4 60 Day Cauliflowers already harvested! Yum!

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 2C
Highest Min 12.5C
Lowest Max 11C
Highest Max 23.3C
51mm Rainfall

Rain: Year To Date: 184.5mm (Average YTD: 119.1mm)
Comparison with other years:
May Average is 31.1mm:
2014 51mm
2013 48 mm
2012  9mm
2011 40mm
2010 55.8mm
2009 11.5mm
2008 49mm
2007 30.2mm

Weather Highlights?
The month began with cold wet days...brightened up to beautiful Autumn weather but by the end of the month we were back to cool wet conditions!
During May there were 22 days that began with humidity levels over 80%. Now we head into what is being predicted to be a dry winter.

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 Lettuce, Kale, Lebanese Cress, Spring Onions, Parsley, Silverbeet, Sorrel and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beetroot 189g
Bok Choi 77g
Cauliflower 2598g
Kale 375g + much more fed to chooks
Radish 189g
Silverbeet 283g + much more fed to chooks
Sweet Paprika 784g

Total Veg Harvest for May 3.8Kgs


Apples Pink Lady 1176g
Pears 450g

Total Fruit Harvest for May 1.6Kg


Total Eggs for May:  11 eggs.
3 From the 7 Farmyard Bantams (from one of the little new girls!!!)
8 From the 3 Faverolles 


The first tiny eggs from the new bantams

The Greens planted in the Bath Tub Bed were struggling in the cooler conditions until I popped over a covering of clear plastic and growth took off.

Work on the garden around the new chook food shed is continuing with ideas falling into place as it develops. Next is a delivery of new bare rooted fruit trees and some seedling fruit trees moved to the area to extend the orchard or what is becoming more of a food forest.

May of Previous Years:
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007


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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Dragon's Tomato

 
I think this Dragon will need all his fiery breath to help this tiny Tomato seedling (self sown volunteer) grow outdoors during our cold winter.

Potting On:
Silverbeet Rainbow Mix
Onions White


Cuttings Taken:

Bay Tree
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa)
Thornless Blackberry

Rescued Self Sown Seedlings:

Alexanders
Kangaroo Apple
Larkspur
Lemon Balm
Lettuce
Roman Wormwood
Tomatoes (????) Doubt that I will be able to keep these alive through winter but I know they would have died for sure where they were.

Planting Out:
Onion Cipollini Red


 
Potted on seedlings

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Green crops which can be sown from the 31st of May up to and including the 2nd of June.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.


General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings Here


For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Friday, 16 May 2014

The New Chook Food Shed Gets a Garden

 
Fruiting bushes, herbs and flowering plants (and strawberries) have gone in around the new Chook Food Shed. Other areas are being prepared for some new bare rooted fruit trees to be planted in winter and a couple of others moved from other areas of the garden.

Seeds Sown:
No seeds sown


Potting On:
Onions White

Planting Out:
Alyssum
Blue Daisy Felicia amelloides variegata
Borage
Coriander
Corn Salad
Forest Flame Acmena smithii
Lettuce Salad Mix
Loganberries
Rocket
Salad Burnet
Society Garlic (plain and variegated)
Spinach English Medania
Spinach Gallilee
Spinach Matador
Strawberries
Strawberry Guava
Thyme
Violets
Yarrow

Cuttings taken:
Blue Daisy Felicia amelloides variegata
White Lavender

Rescued Self Sown seedlings:
Clary Sage
Cat Mint


I have found a temporary solution to the problem of all the pots of cuttings...a sunny spot near the water tank under the protection (from frost) of the Carob tree. More cuttings will be potted up next week.  I also found room for another small raised bed for some winter greens to be planted out. The seedling stand has been moved there too for more sunshine.

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Root crops  which can be sown on the 18th and 19th of May.
For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds 

The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

First Frost


                                                                                  Frost on the cold frame!
With a cold and wet start to May it looks like we had seen the last of the warm weather with maximum temps of 11C and our first frost of the year it's just as well I have covered the Sweet Potatoes and remaining Capsicums against the cold weather...brrrrrr!

Seeds Sown:
May 3rd:

Cabbage Early Jersey Wakefield Brassica oleracea The Lost Seed
Cabbage Sugarloaf Brassica oleracea var. capitata Mr Fothergill's
Cauliflower 60 Days Brassica oleracea var.botrytis Green Harvest
Lettuce Cos Romaine Lactuca sativa Johnson Seeds
Parsley Moss Curled Petroselinum crispum Mr Fothergill's
Rocket Eruca sativa DT Brown
Silverbeet Rainbow Mix Beta vulgaris 4Seasons Seeds
These seeds were put into a small cold frame for some protection from the cold.

Seedlings Potted up:

Coriander
Lotus
Lucerne

Cuttings Potted up:
Rosemary Blue
Rosemary Dark Blue
Rosemary Pink
Lavender
Sage
Wormwood Roman

Cuttings Taken:
“Silver Lace Bush” Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum
Tansy

Planted out:
Pin Cushion Flower Scabiosa columbaria
Fairy Fan Flower Scaevola aemula



The cuttings taken last month have taken very quickly in the warmer start to Autumn. Now the task of finding room for all the "potted on" new plants is a challenge.

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Fruiting crops  which can be sown from the 11th until 5pm on the 14th of May. Possibly more Broad Beans may be sown but I may need to pre-sprout those.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.


General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:

Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: April 2014:

Progress is being made on the garden makeover. Areas cleared, beds dismantled, fences down, stash sorted, markers in for slab for my new shed that will hold the chook food and garden tools and gear for the Orchard. All this occurs under the watchful eyes of the Wizard Doc, his pet Dragon and Witchy Scarecrow.
With each cleared area appearing new ideas of what to put where are emerging...in other words we are not working to any plan with this!!!!

Temperatures this month:

Lowest Min 3.9C
Highest Min 17C
Lowest Max 13.7C
Highest Max 33.4C
84.5mm Rainfall

Rain Year To Date: 133.5mm (Average YTD: 88mm)
Comparison with other years: April average is 22.6mm:
2014 84.5mm
2013 26.5mm
2012  3mm
2011  3mm
2010 18mm
2009 31mm
2008 24.5mm
2007 30mm

Weather Highlights?
April brought a warm but wet start to Autumn here in Scarecrow's Garden. By the end of the month it was clear that winter was on it's way with overnight temperatures dropping. We have had the wettest April in many years and has brought us well over the average for year to date but I wonder if this trend will continue...

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 Kale, Lebanese Cress, Lettuce, Spring Onions, Parsley, Sorrel and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beetroot 60g
Capsicum Sweet Paprika 285g
Cucumber Suyo Long  210g
Kale 1475g
Onions 300g

Total Veg Harvest for April 2.3Kgs

Apples Golden Delicious 26593g
Peaches 6290g

Total Fruit Harvest for April 32.9Kg

Total Eggs for April:
  1 egg.
1 From the 1 Farmyard Feral
0 From the 3 Faverolles 


As you see by the "Total Eggs for April" the chooks have gone pretty dry in the egg producing department of late...I hope the new little girls will help out soon although that's not likely for a while yet! They are making great little mulch producers scratching around in their straw yard and they can demolish a bunch of Kale in a few minutes!
 

For those who may have missed this on Facebook...a friendly reminder to make sure you plant your Garlic bulbs POINTY side UP...I'm blaming the birds who scratched the mulch after I planted these out for this one!!

April of Previous Years:
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

The garden is still evolving so I won't add a link to where everything is until I work out just where that is going to be!!!!

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Monday, 21 April 2014

New Bantams

This week we welcome six new young Bantam hens to the garden. They are living in the larger of the new chook runs with Millie (the last surviving Farmyard Feral) who has sort of accepted the new arrivals (at least she hasn't attacked any of them!).  There is much squabbling amongst the youngsters as they try to establish their place in the pecking order of this new family. They are a mixed up bunch...some showing signs of silky...and frizzle...and even one with a fluffy head!

Seeds Sown:
Onions Brown Allium cepa DT Brown
Onions White Allium cepa DT Brown

Seedlings Potted On:
Chervil
Coriander

Hollyhock "Nelly"
Kale Lacinato
Lettuce Mixed Salad Leaves
Onions Red
Rocket
Spinach English Medania
Spinach Matador
Statice Purchased seedlings

Cuttings Potted up:
Lemon Scented Pelargonium cuttings
Pink Daisy cuttings
Rock Rose Pink cuttings

Plants Potted on:
Dianella revoluta
Globe Artichoke
Pink Daisy


Cuttings Taken:
Cushion Bush Leucophyta brownii
Forest Flame Acmena smithii
Salvia Huntingtons Pink
Rusty Sage Salvia africana-lutea (aurea)

Divided:
Basil Mint
Chocolate Mint from a plant purchased at a school fete
Lambs Ears from the garden


There are now three Tank Beds near the gateways to the new chook runs...for growing greens for the girls. 

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Green crops  which can be sown on the 30th of April and from the 3rd to the 5th of May.
For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Rainy Days...Never get me Down!

We have enjoyed some welcome rain this week. Time to remove any remaining shades and let the rain fall on the new seedlings. It's great weather to plant out more seedlings.

No seeds were sown

Planting Out:
Cauliflower Mini into Pots on the Back Pergola along with...
Corn Salad
Chinese Celery
Celery
Endive
Lettuce Mesclun Mixed seedlings these were also planted in spare spots in other beds
One of the tank beds has been moved closer to the new chook runs and I will grow some greens for the girls in it...
Silverbeet Bright Lights
Pink Kale that I found in a pot from the microgreen collection
Kailaan Chinese Broccoli that I took as cuttings when I removed the plants last year...we shall see how they go.


The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Root crops  which can be sown on the 16th and 17th of April and on the 20th and 21st of April. I'll be sowing more onions as the last lot haven't germinated very well.
For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine


You don't always need to start plants from seeds or cuttings! I just planted out the base of a bunch of celery last March 2013...and it grew...and it continues to grow. Magic!
This can work with Spring Onions, Leeks, Pineapples (if you live in the right climate) and you can even try it with Cabbages and Lettuces.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Look at Those Peas Now!!!


The Peas that were pre-sprouted on a paper towel slowly emerged and with the warm weather are starting to scramble up their wire support!

Seeds Sown:
3rd April:

Coriander Coriandrum sativum The Seed Collection
Lettuce Cos Romain  Lactuca sativa Johnsons Seeds
Lettuce Mixed Salad Leaves Lactuca sativa Johnsons Seeds
Lettuce Purple Oak Leaf Lactuca sativa Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Rocket Cultivated Eruca sativa Mr Fothergill's Organic
Spinach Matador  Spinacia oleracea Mr Fothergill's Organic
Spinach English Medania Spinacia oleracea DT Brown

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Fruiting crops  which can be sown on the 8th and 13th & 14th of April.
For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: March 2014:

The work on the new chook runs began around Christmas time but with the heat of January and February little work was achieved. Earlier this month we got outside and finished it off. Mesh covers the roof, side and extends about 1 metre out from the fenceline at the bottom. This mesh "skirt" will be covered with crusher dust soon and hopefully that will prevent any fox attacks this winter. The roof will have a covering of shadecloth fitted for next summer but for now the chooks can enjoy the warming sunshine. New chooks will be purchased soon!

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 4.8C
Highest Min 22C
Lowest Max 19.5C
Highest Max 34.3C
3mm Rainfall

Rain: Year To Date: 49mm (Average YTD: 66mm)
Comparison with other years:
March Average is 21mm:
2014 3mm
2013 6mm
2012 32.5 mm
2011 49.8mm
2010 7mm
2009 13mm
2008 0mm
2007 29.7mm

Weather Highlights?
After an average start to the year as far as rainfall goes this month we have had very little rain although humidity levels have been quite high. Temperatures have in the upper 20s (C) with 9 days above 30C.

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 Amaranth, Kale, Lebanese Cress, Spring Onions, Parsley, Sorrel and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.
Cucumber Apple 2323g
Potatoes 272g
Onions  188g
Tomato Roma 137g
Tomato Tommy Toe 117g
Tomato Yellow Baby Pear 659g
Zucchini Early 1372g
Zucchini Golden 244g

Total Veg Harvest for March 5.3Kgs

Apples Cox's Orange Pippin 575g
Apples Jonathon 8465g
Apples Golden Delicious 4665g
Blackberries 115g
Nashi 257g
Peaches 1250g
Pears 3566g

Total Fruit Harvest for March 19.9Kg

Total Eggs for March:   32eggs.
21 From the 1 Farmyard Feral
11 From the 3 Faverolles

March Growth:


The Broad Bean seeds sown in Loo Rolls are now screaming to be planted out!!!

These Cauliflowers are fast out growing their temporary netting...

The Radish seeds that were direct sown around the edge of the Red Russian Kale are up and growing!

March  of Previous Years:
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

The garden is still evolving so I won't add a link to where everything is until I work out just where that is going to be!!!!

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