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Winter changes part 2 - about the gardens

This is the second video about what changes here at the Manor in winter... not that we have actually had any winter. It has to be coming eventually.

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Comment by Dave Riley on May 11, 2016 at 8:55

Excellent botanicals suggestive of much culinary.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 11, 2016 at 5:49

Some of the most moribund-looking tops have grown on just fine. They are truly one tough plant which produces food, all too rare to have food-plants being flexible and abundant.

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on May 11, 2016 at 5:26

With the pineapple left for a long time far too long and rooted ok i trimed off the half dead leaves and removed lower leaves so if some of the top is green will probably grow.

Comment by Lissa on May 11, 2016 at 5:10

Ditto on the pineapple re not having to root in water. I don't even remove lower leaves - I just poke the top into the ground and they all take off just fine.

Comment by Lissa on May 11, 2016 at 5:09

Looking lush Andy, especially when we remember how it all started out. My Bell chilli from your seed are finally turning red on the plant. I've been using the green ones minus the seeds as a capsicum replacement in quite a few dishes.

You do know it's not winter yet don't you. Still autumn.

Comment by Rob Collings on May 11, 2016 at 0:06

Everything and everyone looks healthy and happy Andy.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 10, 2016 at 23:37

They are as tough as old boots and can be transplanted at any time during their growth although I suppose it puts them back a bit. Oh you need to leave the end dry for a few days before planting. You'll find embryo roots (of course they have a proper name which escapes me now) under the leaves.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 10, 2016 at 23:29

Thanks Elaine.  I didn't know that. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 10, 2016 at 23:25

Strip some of the bottom leaves off and put the Pineapple top directly into soil either in a pot or garden. No need to run the risk of rotting by putting it into water.

Passionfruit - drool.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 10, 2016 at 22:13

Cheers Susan. 

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