Picked the first pineapple of the year yesterday - no photo cos I cut it up straight away - couldn't wait to try it. It was OK, but I think I jumped the gun a bit - not as sweet as they usually are, and the top quarter was still pale yellow, not golden. I'll leave the next one on a bit longer. Pineapples are going in all over the garden in odd spots - and I've got a lot of odd spots in my garden!
The Zucchinis are finished, and I'm letting the tromboncino go to seed now - sorry, Roger, there won't be any seeds for a while, but you'll be welcome to some when they are ready. The seeds should be worth having, as this particular vine was planted last February, cropped (albeit fitfully) all through the winter, and is still going strong at the moment. I finally lost the race to use all the Tromboncinos, and ended up throwing one and a half kilos in the compost bin - or should I say the BSF larvae bin. Those critters colonised the bin a while ago, and are AMAZING garbage destroyers. Food scraps disappear overnight, and I harvest some grubs for my quails every day. (Again no photo, they look gross. The grubs, that is, not the quails, which are cute)
The sweet potatoes (white and gold) are clambering up onto the Hills Hoist - can't wait to start harvesting some, they've flowered, but there's probably a month to go yet.
My three sisters planting was a bit of a flop. The corn didn't seem to do any better than usual, and the snake beans were definitely weakened by the experience - this is the first time ever that my snake beans have been troubled by Bean Fly, and I've been growing them forever. The pumpkins were removed early on as they threatened to take over the entire vege patch - which is quite small. I think three sisters might work better in a bigger garden, where things aren't planted so close together. Also, trying to find green beans among all the corn stalks was very challenging. Maybe the idea works better when beans and corn are grown for dried beans and corn, not green beans and sweet corn??
The passionfruit vine over the front entrance is fruiting well. Planted by the birds, it's doing heaps better than the carefully nurtured one round the back, which gets hammered by possums. Hmmm tried to put a photo in here, but it's already gone up. Not sure what I did.
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