Monday, 23 January 2012

Red Sunflowers

Update: Week 3 of January 2012:

Prado Red Sunflowers

Weather highlights:
Lowest Min 10.2C
Highest Max 37.6C
3 mm Rain

Potting on/up:
Broccoli Purple Sprouting
Cabbage Ethiopian
Cauliflower Romanesco
Cauliflower Violet Sicilian
Kale Morton's Mixed
Kale Tuscan Black (Cavalo Nero)

Next Week To Do:
I'm setting myself small tasks as I recover from strained back muscles...slowly, slowly!
Sow Silverbeet, Mini Cauliflowers and some Broccoli seeds on 26th/27th or 31st Jan.
Remove Squash and Cucumber plants from Bed 11 as they have powdery mildew and have finished production for the year.
Plant out seedlings of Beetroot, Silverbeet, Parsley when (or if) the weather is cooler or overcast or rainy!
Prepare Bed 5 for some Potatoes as a trial planting using saved tubers and new stock if I can find any!!!

Beans Tongues Of Fire 40g
Cucumber Bushy 94g
Potato Bismark 591g
Tomatoes Money Maker 127g
Zucchini Rondo De Nice 2151g
Cossack Pineapples 316g
Plums (tree 1) 11352g (made into Plum Sauce)
Plums (tree 2) 563g

Chooks: 29 eggs
1 from the lone Barnevelder
16 from the 5 Farmyard Ferals
12 from the 4 Faverolles

I have stopped harvesting
the Tongues Of Fire Dwarf Beans,
they will be left to mature for seed saving.

Future harvest I'm looking forward to!

Some Suyo Long Cucumbers plants finally survived
the earwig onslaught
and are just starting to set fruit!

This spider has taken up residence
in the Red Bor Kale
he seems to be keeping the bugs away!

If you live in Adelaide
there is a competition to find
Adelaide's Best Vegetable Patch
see details HERE


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