Monday, 21 April 2014

New Bantams

This week we welcome six new young Bantam hens to the garden. They are living in the larger of the new chook runs with Millie (the last surviving Farmyard Feral) who has sort of accepted the new arrivals (at least she hasn't attacked any of them!).  There is much squabbling amongst the youngsters as they try to establish their place in the pecking order of this new family. They are a mixed up bunch...some showing signs of silky...and frizzle...and even one with a fluffy head!

Seeds Sown:
Onions Brown Allium cepa DT Brown
Onions White Allium cepa DT Brown

Seedlings Potted On:
Chervil
Coriander

Hollyhock "Nelly"
Kale Lacinato
Lettuce Mixed Salad Leaves
Onions Red
Rocket
Spinach English Medania
Spinach Matador
Statice Purchased seedlings

Cuttings Potted up:
Lemon Scented Pelargonium cuttings
Pink Daisy cuttings
Rock Rose Pink cuttings

Plants Potted on:
Dianella revoluta
Globe Artichoke
Pink Daisy


Cuttings Taken:
Cushion Bush Leucophyta brownii
Forest Flame Acmena smithii
Salvia Huntingtons Pink
Rusty Sage Salvia africana-lutea (aurea)

Divided:
Basil Mint
Chocolate Mint from a plant purchased at a school fete
Lambs Ears from the garden


There are now three Tank Beds near the gateways to the new chook runs...for growing greens for the girls. 

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Green crops  which can be sown on the 30th of April and from the 3rd to the 5th of May.
For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link
Beginners Guide to taking cuttings Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:
Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine

1 comment:

  1. Your bantams look lovely! And I know they're going to be the best feed chooks in S.A. I'll have to start making porridge for my hens this winter too. Love your blog. :)

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