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.
September Week 3 - Spring Equinox
Warmer days, windy days with just a touch of frost!
Highest maximum temperature 30.5C
Lowest minimum temperature 0.5C.
With 1mm of rain that nearly got blown away!!
Pomegranate Punica granatuminfo link
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodorainfo link
Lemon Verbena Aloysia triphylla info link
Sweet Appleberry Billardera cymosainfo link
Mushroom Plant Rungia klossii info link
Into Wicking Boxes
Kale Red Bor
In between the Crimson Flowering Broad Beans.
It's getting very close to Spring planting time in my part of the world. We just have to get through a couple more frosts this weekend (including a -2C for Sunday argh!!)...then maybe some early planting trials...depending on the seven day forecast.
I've let the Barnevelders into the Old Chook Run area to have a final scratch through the mulch layer on the raised mound. Every time I check there are many European Earwigs in the mulch layer. The chooks will no doubt destroy the mound but it will be a small price to pay for being able to plant the Trombone seedlings there soon...maybe next week!!!Wild or Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) that grows around here. I try very hard not to let this weed flower in my garden as it is very difficult to remove, having a nasty prickly stem.