Update: Week 2 of December 2012By Scarecrow
Lowest Min 8.1C
9.5 mm Rain
Blue Daisy - Felicia amelloides variegata
Sage Pineapple - Salvia elegans
Beetroot Cylindra into FRWB 2
Beans Tepary Brown into Bed 20
Lettuce Gloria and Butternut went into Bed 23 in the Kitchen Garden
The Apricots are ripening quickly so the net went up and included the plum tree next to it...I can walk through this area and pick fruit as it ripens. Use caution with fruit tree netting if you share your garden with fruit bats...there are no fruit bats over here.
In the photo you can see the other beds in the Main Vegetable Garden are also covered with lightweight shadecloth (50%) or mesh/nets. This is to deter the birds from digging out the worms in the wicking beds and also protects from the worst of the heat and strong winds.
In Bed 20 in the Kitchen Garden the Black Sweetcorn has taken off along with the Cucumbers. The addition of some Tepary Bean seedlings will boost the nitrogen content in the soil. This whole bed has been wrapped in Vege Net as there are grasshoppers lurking and they love young sweetcorn! The cover will be removed by the time the Cucumbers are flowering to let the bees in by which time the sweetcorn should be large enough to cope with some grasshopper attack!
To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Map of our place HERE This is updated as planting/changes occur.
These articles might interest you :
I'm really looking forward to a decent crop of corn this year...haven't had much success in the last few years but we can just about hear this crop growing and... Read moreThe 31 December 2012 by Scarecrow
I thought with a 7 day forecast like this, that we were about to have some more rain. So I dashed around and gathered drying seeds, cleared a few beds,... Read moreThe 14 March 2013 by Scarecrow
I have taken down all the shade cloth covers and stored them away for winter. As you can see things are happening with the downsize!Temperatures:Lowest Min... Read moreThe 16 May 2013 by Scarecrow
Pots are being sorted and tidied...potted on and cuttings taken. Any frost intolerant plants have been tucked up in the greenhouse for winter. May is here and... Read moreThe 09 May 2013 by Scarecrow
The soil is damp from recent light rain...volunteer seedlings are popping up in the garden as are the inevitable weeds...with a flurry of planting out and... Read moreThe 04 May 2013 by Scarecrow
Lots of new seedlings ready for potting up this week as the weather stays warm. Still no sign of any rain though...Temperatures:Lowest Min 9.8CHighest Max 30. Read moreThe 17 April 2013 by Scarecrow
“Fashionably Forward” Mother Daughter Fashion showhttp://action.voices.org/site/Calendar?id=104081&view;=Detail Polyphonic SpreeTrans-Siberian Orchestra... Read moreThe 17 December 2012 by Ohsocynthia
MOST POPULAR FROM GARDENING
- Hail and the Jumping Agave by Alternativeeden
- Apricot Abundance by Danielcarruthers
- Yellow Columbine – aquilegia flavescens by Pattyhankins
- From Krakow To Prague by David Marsden
MOST RECOMMENDED IN GARDENING
- Shopping at the Chelsea Flower Show by Danielcarruthers
- Of Trilliums and other shady things by Patientgardener
- Three Days of Bliss by Alternativeeden
- More Shopping at the Chelsea Flower Show by Danielcarruthers