Monday, 31 December 2012

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: December Totals:

Over 8 Kilos of Brown Onions were harvested, allowed to dry in the sun for a few days and are now stored in the shed for future use.

Temperature Range for December:
Lowest Min 5.5C
Highest Min 21.2C
Lowest Max  20.5C
Highest Max 40.5C
24.5mm Rain

Rain comparison with other years: December average is 25.7 mm:
2012 24.5mm
2011 68.5mm
2010 43.5mm
2009   4mm
2008 44.9mm
2007 26mm
2006 19mm

Harvest Tally for December:
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, Gotu Kola, Lettuces, Beetroot Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beans Green 103g
Beetroot 1129g
Cucumber Bushy 423g
Garlic Russian 152g
Onions 8352g
Squash Button 319g
Tomato Oregon Spring 276g
Tomato Roma 63g (first ones picked today!)
Zucchini Early 2569g
Zucchini Golden 643g
Total Veg Harvest for December 14Kgs

Apricots 11961g
Figs 346g
Loganberries 542g
Strawberries 335g
Total Fruit Harvest for December 13Kg

Total Eggs for December : 151
77  from the 5 Farmyard Ferals (They are still taking turns at  going broody)
18  from the lone Barnevelder

56 from the 4 Faverolles

December of Previous Years:

I'm harvesting lots of Zucchinis...this year I have a new gadget to make Zucchini Pasta! It's a Spiral Vegetable Cutter and it turns zucchini and other veg into noodles! It's a great way to cut down on our wheat intake.

To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Planting Plan for Spring/Summer HERE
This is updated as planting occurs.

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