Scarecrow

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We live in the dry Mid North of South Australia on 3 town blocks - a total of half an acre. We have hot, dry summers and frosty mornings during increasingly dry winter months. Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food. Our garden beds are shaded, mulched, humus rich and now converted to wicking worm beds.


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    We live in the dry Mid North of South Australia on 3 town blocks - a total of half an acre. We have hot, dry summers and frosty mornings during increasingly dry winter months. Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food. Our garden beds are shaded, mulched, humus rich and now converted to wicking worm beds.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 244 )

  • First Half of October 2019

    First Half October 2019

    Russian Garlic (or Elephant) growing in Bed 10 earmarked for pumpkins... ...I planted this garlic 3 years ago and it still wants to come up 😲 October 2019... Read more

    Posted on 17 October 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • September Has Been and Gone

    September Been Gone

    The September view of the garden from the back (SE) corner.  The end of September also means the end of the first month of Spring in Scarecrow's Garden and I... Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • Last Half of September 2019

    Last Half September 2019

    Chooks helping in the garden Potting on of seedlings continued along with bed preparation led by the chooks and their Earwig catching prowess. Warmer days but... Read more

    Posted on 08 October 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • First Half of September

    First Half September

    Lots of blossom on the trees for the bees: Tagasaste, Apricot and Nectarine...the garden is buzzing! Still lots of sowing of seeds happening with the weather... Read more

    Posted on 16 September 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • That Was August

    That August

    The August view of the back end of the garden The end of August also means the end of Winter in Scarecrow's Garden and the last week brought a frost each... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • Last Weeks of August

    Last Weeks August

    The third week in August was  Moon Planting time for plants grown for their Roots, Perennials and is also a good time to take cuttings. Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • 2019 Spring Sowing Starts

    2019 Spring Sowing Starts

    After a long break from blogging let's see how long I can keep this going this year. 😉 August 2019 Garden Journal - Weeks 1 and 2 2019 Greenhouse sowing is... Read more

    Posted on 16 August 2019 GARDENING, HOME
  • Getting Ready for Spring 2017: July...

    Getting Ready Spring 2017: July...

    I was away for the first half of this year taking care of little Miss Tropical Girl while her Mum went back to work full time. Returning to Frostyland from the... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Autumn Greens Sowing

    Autumn Greens Sowing

    Early January and it's time to get the Autumn greens started... Greens Sowing 3/1/17:Broccoli Romansco ESBroccoli Umpqua SOCollards Georgia Southern ESCabbage... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • The End of 2016

    2016

    We sweltered through the Hottest Christmas Day in SA for 70 years. It was just as well the greenhouse was nearly empty as the temperature inside was over 49C... Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Sunday Stroll Around the Garden...

    Sunday Stroll Around Garden...

    The garden has taken off after a slow start with a cooler than usual Spring this year.  Earwigs have lingered causing much damage to young curcurbits and Basil! Read more

    Posted on 18 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 21 - 25

    Beds:

    Bed 21Silverbeet purchased seedlings Planted 13 Oct and Kiwano Cucumbers Sown 16 Sep Potted up 22 Sep Planted out 5 Nov Bed 22 Tomato Mini Amish x 5 Sown 16... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds:16 - 20

    Beds:16

    Bed 16 IBC Wicking BedTomato Mortgage Lifter x 5 sown 16 Aug Potted on 10 Sep Planted Out 6 Oct (in central cage)+ Basil Sweet Genovese and Purple Ruffles sown ... Read more

    Posted on 11 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 11 -16

    Beds:

    Bed 11 Fridge Wicking BedChillies Seranto Sown 19 July Potted up 12 Sep Planted out 30 Oct + 3 Purchased advanced Chilli plants Bed 12 Fridge Wicking... Read more

    Posted on 11 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 1 to 5

    Beds:

    Bed 1 Rosella Sown 19 July Potted up 23 July Planted out 6 Oct but failed due to a cold Spring. This bed will now be converted to a wicking bed for future... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 6 to 10

    Beds:

    Bed 6Kale (remaining from autumn planting) will become a wicking bed Bed 7 Carrots (remaining from autumn planting) will become a wicking bed Bed 8 Dwarf Sugar... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • April 2015 Week by Week...

    April 2015 Week Week...

    A warm start to April...I was able to get outside and plant up some of the seedlings and cuttings that I have been watering lately. Still lots growing in the... Read more

    Posted on 17 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Dems D' Breaks

    Dems Breaks

    March Week 1... Summer has ended and we head into Autumn with much cooler weather to start the month. Tuesday 3rd MarTemperature Min 16.8C Max 29. Read more

    Posted on 19 April 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • February Week 4...The End of Summer...

    February Week 4...The Summer...

    A last blast of Summer heat to end the season...not a drop of rain for February.Notes from my garden diary...Feb 2015 Sunday 22nd FebTemperature Min 19.8C Max... Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • February Week 3...Grandies.

    February Week 3...Grandies.

    February Week 3... Early in the week we said goodbye to the Grandies only to follow them up to their house the next weekend, where it was even hotter than home!! Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME