We just picked a persimmon from our tree and put it in the fridge where it softens up ready for me to have on yoghurt for breakie. We picked it on the weekend and so it has gone soft since then. …Continue
We are sometimes unaware of the actual food source that we are growing in our own yard. If survival on green leaves were possible then maybe we could do OK. Here is a …Continue
Many moons ago in my childhood, we grew a huge willow tree in our backyard. Many good times were had in and under the willow tree. My father built an oversized see-saw beside this tree, and with…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