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Been a busy week trying to keep up with garden chores. The 60 quail are 5 weeks old and getting big, started building a brooder to keep in my garage.

Picking starfruits and acerolas.

Some fruit starting on a broadleaf papya plus our red papaya always produces.

Soursop flowers and a second round of muscadines on the way.

Seminole pumpkin vine has 12 pumpkins on it.

Tasty madronos

Gingers and tumerics loving the weather and my budda bamboo!

last pics of lush plants around the pool and a furry visitor I found

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Comment by Susan on March 9, 2020 at 17:41
I’m so jealous of the pumpkins. I just can’t get them to set fruit here. Fruit fly sting them as soon as they set so they drop off
Comment by Doug Hanning on March 6, 2020 at 16:33
Not sure Dave, I bought it as buddha bamboo. I also have java black and some plain looking one as well. I like the buddha bamboo as it has larger leaves. The wall of bamboo was grown to block th western sun and the sound of the wind through the bamboo is unique and soothing. It does require a lot of pruning and thinning but it gets added to compost.
Thanks Sophie and Dianne, I got my inspiration from groups like this and facebook groups. I just like to show folks what you can grow in a few years. Doesnt take long you just have to start!
Comment by Dave Riley on March 6, 2020 at 15:23

Bambusa vulgaris , right?

I've grown that one during my bamboo period.

Comment by Sophie on March 6, 2020 at 9:16

looking awesome!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on March 6, 2020 at 6:48

Your garden looks fabulous, only wish I was 40 years younger and fitter so I could do a lot more. You are an inspiration to anyone looking to have their own "Food Forest". Thank You for sharing your pics with us.

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