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
Rain: Year To Date: 222mm (Average YTD: 185.6mm)
Comparison with other years:
July Average is 33.6mm:
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
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.
Snow Peas 35g
Sweet Potato 560g
Total Veg Harvest for July 4.9Kgs
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:
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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