Scarecrow's Garden

On-line journal for a productive food garden on the edge of the outback in arid South Australia.
With freezing cold winters (frosts to - 10C) followed by scorching summers (temps up to 45C we make use of any water we get (Av rainfall 330.2mm).
The garden beds are shaded (during summer), heavily mulched, humus rich and most are now converted to wicking worm beds (20 beds).
Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food.

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June Long Weekend

While we were away up north with the Grandtwins +1 we introduced them to the ice on the car on the frosty mornings...BUT if there was frost up there what was happening in Scarecrow's Garden down in frostyland????

This is what happened...



The trial Potato patch, although well covered, still got frost burn which it may recover from as the plants are still alive..

The Yacon which was flowering last week...well isn't flowering anymore!

The last few ripening tomatoes, least the fruit is still ok!

We had a great time with the their sandpit, on the slippery-dip, watching the birds in the trees and finding creatures...a Preying Mantis and a sleepy Bearded Dragon!


 Little Micro-Man is now 8 weeks old!!!!

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I live in a rural township in the dry Mid North of South Australia on three town blocks giving us a total of half an acre.

In my mid fifties, I enjoy a simple lifestyle and growing our own food is a large part of that lifestyle.

Our 2 children have moved from home to live their own lives and we now enjoy watching our grand children grow.