After our local possum learnt to eat a hole in the fruit fly covers on our persimmons, we decided to pick them early. They are just starting to turn colour, and I usually pick them with a bit more…Continue
These are some notes from way back in July 2011, I thought I might bring them back to the future. My back garden used to be covered completely with these plants and flowers, but over time they have…Continue
Has anyone come across this, inside a pawpaw ? It looks like a couple of embryos. This type of pawpaw is often without seeds or just a couple of seeds inside. The fruit was not quite ripe enough…Continue
My gardening abilities have been curbed a bit lately and have led me to reading more about different ways to increase the goodness in our soil which is the engine of our plant growth and the machine that nature provided to help us be more reliant in the future.
So much has been learnt by reading and listening to the advice given and seeing the soil improvements by Ernst Gotsch and like- minded individuals. They have seen the damage in different counties of…Continue
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch is what we hear from some of the best gardeners. Whether it be the slow natural way as in the forest (what drops and rots from above) or the introduced mulch to speed up the forest floor. As we only have 2 large poinciana trees on our block of land, and they only have very fine leaves and tiny twigs that fall most of the time in winter, we have to supplement.
My mother-in-law Gardener, who gardened here first, used grass mulch from the grass…Continue
Just a few pics to show some of my garden. We are planning to move some of the citrus so they can be together in same location. They need watching, and spraying with oil wash for bugs. Easier to do in one area. The persimmons are holding on to a few fruit but this rain is upsetting them now. The red Shahtoot are giving me lovely long fingers of fruit. The white Shahtoot has been potted up. The Lamb Hass avocado should keep good company with the Dwarf Wurtz. My order of little bananas…Continue
My vine has produced some nuts. These nuts are named Plukenetia volubilis.
Here are some notes from a site sunwarrior.com
Sacha inchi, also known as the Inca peanut, is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community of the United States, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit that these seeds grow in is…Continue