Well it's been a busy couple of weeks and I finally have computer access again so YAY! The storm a couple of weeks ago, blew up our computer and wifi and we have only just got it back. I had a couple of days away as well but the garden did not suffer too badly this time. I made sure everything was well watered and we also got a little helping hand with a storm. However, 5 days away was enough to do this to my trombonccino's.
The lychees are beautiful!! I'm eating them straight off the tree. I think I could get about 3-4 kg off them this year. I hope I've worked out the secret - water and fertiliser leading up to flower set = good fruit set. It sure beats the measly 6 lychees I got last year.
I have been getting heaps of the mini capsicums and been wanting to try preserving them. Here is my first attempt. Growing them under the fruit fly mesh has definitely been successful. I also keep them well fed with a weekly liquid powerfeed.
The garden is so rewarding at the moment. The amount of food that is coming out is amazing. I'm harvesting this sort of pile about twice per week - not the same things, but bits and pieces. The heat has not yet affected things too badly - I'm thinking that's because of the shade cloth over the greens is protecting them from not only the heat but the grasshoppers as well.
Last but not least, I finally got a photo of my white adriatic fig before I scoffed it. Unfortunately, I got just a little impatient with this one. While it was soft, it didn't "fall off in my hand" like the others. As soon as I saw the white sap oozing from the top I knew it was too early. One more day and it would have been silky and juicy and luscious. As this is only my 3rd fig, I suppose I could be forgiven for not quite knowing when to pick them but when you have to wait so damn long for them to ripen and then you ruin it by picking them early -> it's a little bit frustrating. I still ate it - though not very nice.
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