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
Can anybody tell us when they are ready to pick never done it before we have 2 trees that a full but don't know when they are ready to harvest ?
I have been so lucky that my first house sit has been somewhere so beautiful. And for three whole months to boot.
Enough time to sort out the excess of personal belongings I managed to bring with me despite selling, giving away, donating or throwing out the majority of my belongings. I have a rented…Continue
Well Summer is here. We have felt the brunt of the first storms for the Season, some of us left with a mess to clean up and others with some lovely rain added to their tanks. As we feel the extremes of Summer so do our Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Plants and Trees. Whilst some are very good at coping with the stresses of Summer others need help. So it's time to think about how we can help our plants along.
Mulching is important, as is keeping the water up. There are many forms of…Continue
But, you know, if you don't potter about the garden -- grabbing any excuse --you may as well be dead...
As well as making over the front yard with copious plantings of creepers, aloes, kangaroo paw, vetiver, flowering bulbs,grevilleas…Continue
This month's harvest
I've decided I need a shade tree to go in the backyard. Let's face it - I want some grass, but I also want to be able to sit out in my backyard and enjoy it. Hence a shade tree. It must be deciduous, relatively small, not necessarily productive (if it is - can't have fruit fly prone fruit as I will not be keeping small enough for netting) but beautiful if not. Jacaranda's and Poinsettia's are out -> Jacs are too big and the Poins are too wide. Something about the poinsettia's height…Continue
It may be a tad dry but it photosynthesizes. Always full of surprises. A garden of dirty delights.
Main events: the frangipanis…Continue
Be careful what you wish for. Today my wish came through for rain but unfortunately in a huge 30 minute downpour which is one of the heaviest I've seen in Brisbane. It was so heavy that my camera couldn't properly take photos on its 'smart mode' and thus I didn't quite get these taken right when it was the heaviest. Still they speak for themselves.…Continue
By no means, am I expert with growing these trees, but I can report on my experience with my 2 itchy trees as I call them. Maybe I should call them touchy trees.
Susan has asked me to put into words what and when I do, with my Persimmon trees, so here goes.
This variety is a non-astringent, self-fertile, small size tree about 2 ½ metres high.
My trees are quite a few years old now, approximately 15 years. First I had one plant in a pot for a while, then was advised…Continue
Well wasn't today just a barrel of fun!! 30 degrees at Wynnum but I went to Roger's garden visit today which is out west a bit and it was 35!!!!! I frantically ran around watering everything this morning before potting up some left over rosella seedlings and a Listada De Gandia eggplant to take.
We have been harvesting nectarines for the past 2 weeks now. Every 2nd or 3rd day I go out and get about 1Kg. It's been great.…Continue
For only the second time ever (for me), the Caper Whites are migrating. Reading about them, they do it frequently so it's pot-luck if you see them.
The first migration I saw was in Brisbane while driving down Cornwall Street Annerley, clouds of them were heading steadily north-east. As indeed they are today and for several days since, white butterflies are fluttering by in Deception Bay.
Some have come into my yard and are sipping nectar from the Lucerne. There are a number of…Continue
Bought the seeds from the guy at Gin Gin, forget his name :-(
An elegant little plant not looking much like a traditional Eggplant (Aubergine). Smaller leaf, more compact growth. And in full flight with a half-dozen ripe fruit, looks like a small Christmas tree.
Easy enough to grow in the Eggplant fashion - plenty of minerals, gypsum and water. So far has not been attacked by those lady-bird look-alikes which munch the leaves.
I never salt Eggplant slices and I always…Continue
Subjects I would like to see in upcoming events.
1. Learn about eatable flowers and how to use them.
2. Learn about eatable weeds and how to use them.
This month was definitely the best month yet! Lots of firsts. I’ve started keeping a harvesting inventory. This month we harvested:
I really enjoyed everyone's company on the weekend at my garden visit and can't wait to go to Roger's. Sophie, just wanted to say your sweet potato was delicious!! Very sappy (stained a bread board) and not pretty (went a sort of dull grayish colour) but was really good and tasty. Smoother than the orange variety. I'm gonna try to grow some from cuttings of the skin but if not, I'd love some leaf cuttings.
Know how I was showing off the black sapote fruit…Continue