Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min 5.5C
Highest Max 37.3C
What a start to November! Sunday the temperature climbed to 37.3C. Then thunderstorms started with more than 150,000 lightning strikes during Monday sparking grass fires around the state. With the strong winds that accompanied the storms it was just as well that they brought rain as well to put those fires out. We even had a burst of hail on Monday night!! Fortunately most of the garden was covered with shadecloth because of the heat on the weekend so that kept the hail off the new seedlings.
Carrots Daucas carota var. sativus Early Nantes from Mr Fothergill's Easy Sow Seed Tape replacement half a row coz a snail munched the seedlings!!! on Bed 12 in the Kitchen Garden area 6
Carrot Harlequin from Mr Fothergills - just a few to top up the row! in Bed 2 MVG
Spring Onion Allium fistulosum from Goodman seeds Seed Tape in Bed 2 MVG
Sunflower Giant Russian Helianthus annuus from Select Organic around the bases of Wicking Tank Beds in the Kitchen Garden area 7
Sunflower Teddy Bear Helianthus annuus from Diggers Seeds around the bases of Wicking Tank Beds in the Kitchen Garden area 7
Lettuce Red Coral
Seedlings planted out:
California Poppy - Purple several seedlings planted in edge beds around the garden
Pumpkin Jumbo Pink Banana 4 seedlings into the ground beds in The Old Chook Run Garden
Pumpkin Musquee De Provence 2 seedlings into Bed 16 in the Almond Area Garden
Pumpkin Red Warty Thing 3 seedlings into Bed 16 in the Almond Area Garden
Pumpkin Winter Luxury 1 seedlings into Bed 16 in the Almond Area Garden
Zucchini Early 2 seedlings into the ground beds in The Old Chook Run Garden
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora by the back gateway Kitchen Garden area 1
Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius in The Old Chook Run Garden
Brahmi Bacopa monnieri
The Fridge Wicking Beds are doing well. I recently put some mesh up for the (bush) Cucumbers to climb on and next morning they had already found the wire to hold on to.
Still in the Fridge Wicking Beds...the Tongues of Fire Dwarf beans had a staggered germination but it allowed me to photograph the stages of growth!
Black Sultana Grape Flowers
To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Map of our Garden HERE This is updated as planting/changes occur.