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 - it dropped (or my dog chewed it) off.
That's okay though. It seems to have a second flush of flowers! As I've never grown these before, I'd just assumed it was like most tropical fruit and you only got one flush - does anyone know anything about them? Looks like I'll have plenty of chances at a first fruit as each branch is literally covered in developing buds
The first flower on my first ever choko vine!! Someone on BLF had mentioned that you can eat the tips of the choko vine-> I've tried this and I concur. They are actually delicious. Almost asparagusy. I eat them raw as I'm wandering but I might get organised enough to gather some and chuck in a stir fry one day. Definitely better than eating sweet potato tips - rather gross and slimy.
Had to put in a picture of my Noble muscadine grape flower buds. I only planted these two last year (my other is adonis) and they grew amazingingly well. This year every leaf bud has shot and has a flower spray on them. I may be in for a massive grape harvest this year!! YUM. These guys are a variety that are naturally resistant to powdery mildew that affects normal table grapes in Brisbane.
And lastly, one of the reasons I grow zucchini is that I absolutely adore stuffed zucchini flowers. Never seemed to get enough with zucchini plants but now that the Trombonccino's are pumping out flowers every day, there are PLENTY! Added advantage, the flowers are bigger and a little sturdier.
Here is the "before" harvest -> four blossoms even though you can really only see one in the picture.
Oh well folks, that's it from me. Catch ya next time and happy gardening.
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