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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 Christa on March 22, 2020 at 10:58

Doug, I noticed the fruit on your acerola.  We have one that is a few years old but not fruiting much.  Maybe I will move it out to more sunlight and see what happens.  If that doesn't work, we will plant out in the ground. Thanks for your reply.  We will cull them if they don't produce soon as we intend to plant most of the good stuff in the ground. 

Comment by Doug Hanning on March 20, 2020 at 20:28

Christa the most productive tree I have is probably acerola. In summer have lots of peanut butter fruit, lychees,mangos, papaya. Red dwarf mulberry and black mulberry very productive. We get a lot of bananas but mainly because I have 5 different types. When jabotacabas and grumichamas fruit usually get a big haul. Most other trees still in their early years

Comment by Christa on March 17, 2020 at 16:03

Everything looks so healthy at your place Doug.  The itchy grub was the only odd thing there. I have heard that the seminole pumpkin is good. It was Baker Creek in U.S. who listed them at one time.  

Out of the fruit trees that you have at fruiting stage, which one gives a good amount of fruit?

Comment by Doug Hanning on March 10, 2020 at 21:01
Sure Susan I am sure there will be heaps of seeds.
Comment by Sophie on March 10, 2020 at 10:08

Susan, I've had issues with pumpkins this season too :( But not up the block

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 10, 2020 at 7:13

Very impressive Doug.

Comment by Susan on March 9, 2020 at 20:43
Hi Doug, I most definitely would love to try some seeds if you get any spares. I’ve never heard of this variety before. Let us know how the taste test goes.
Comment by Doug Hanning on March 9, 2020 at 20:42
Dianne mine are in full sun and do cover a large area. I have seen youtube videos of people in Florida growing them on a trellis.
Comment by Dianne Caswell on March 9, 2020 at 20:04

Hi Doug, Do these Pumpkins take up much space and could they grow over a Trellis and not along the ground? Do you have yours in absolute full sun? Thanks Heaps...

Comment by Doug Hanning on March 9, 2020 at 19:29
Susan, I have not had much luck with pumpkins either that is until I was given these seminole seeds. I am going to save some seeds and share some around. The vines power through the rain and himidity. The person who gave them to me said they were tasty and sweet so I hope they are right. Actually planted two more and hoping for 30-40 total to tide us over winter.

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