One of the most abundant fruiting plants in my yard are Plinia, genus Myrciaria then variety e.g. Sabara. They come under the Myrtacaea family as does Eugenia and Psidium. The jaboticaba are the…Continue
This photo was taken a couple of years ago. Since then we have moved some bins to the front yard between front verandah and front tree, The back garden is nearly full and running out of sunlight. …Continue
This is something I am going to try as soon as we get side shoots from my old Pawpaw plant. I know of others who have done it, when they have had a very good tasting plant. The advantage is a strong…Continue
When all my fruit trees finally produce an abundance of fruit, I will have a way to save and store harvests. With my many Ball-mason jars and even my old vacola bottles, will have some use.
This AMERICAN cooker is 30 quart or 28.5 litre pressure canner will more than suffice. I also purchased a Secure Grip lid lifter: Premium Bottle tongs. …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