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.
Last Week of 2011
The week started Hot, cooled down on Monday then the temperature steadily climbed back to 36C by Saturday. The New Year looks like starting off very hot with 39C predicted for the next few days! Argh!!
Early sowing of winter brassicas
Broccoli Purple Sprouting from 4 Seasons Seeds
Cauliflower Romanesco (I usually call this one Broccoli) from The Italian Gardener
Cauliflower Violet Sicilian from Green Harvest
Kale Morton's Mix from Phoenix Seeds
Kale Tuscan Black (Cavalo Nero) from Diggers
Cabbage Ethiopian Brassica abyssinica from Seed Savers Network
Some 'top-up' seeds from earlier greens planting after the rain and heat kind of killed the first lot!!!
will be Butternuts!
I don't have a lot of luck growing that variety
and here they are volunteering all by themselves!
May your Food Garden
grow well in 2012!