Wednesday, November 25, 2009

garden update

Trying something new this year. Black Russians and Black Krims growing in a hot house. Keeps the howling wind out a treat.

Gladalans - almost ready to harvest. These are short day onions - so they will be the first to harvest. They are starting to bulb up OK. I reckon once we have finished the bag of onions in the pantry we can start bandicooting these.

See! I can post about other things than bees.

In other news, Winky has hatched out one little Andalusian chick with what looks like a welsumer to go. I am surprised we even got one given the broken mess of gooey eggs that arrived in the post from Adelaide!


WeekendFarmer said...

Do you give any sugar syrup to the bees in the winter? Our beekeeper had poured a BUCKET of syrup in a top feeder in all the hives. I am bit confused by it...
He says that this is not what we will consume back as honey. This is just for them to survive.

The Duck Herder said...

Hi weekend farmer! I did feed the bees over winter- but only because they were a small late swarm and didnt have time to make enough honey of their own to see them through. This year they shouldnt need feeding as i will be sure to leave them heaps of honey for winter.

Jacqui said...

Yah Winky!!