Bolting Brussels Sprouts mystery

I am not sure what this is anymore. I thought it was a Brussels sprouts plant for sure as it looked like my other plants but look at the photo…. There are shoots coming out of the top. Kinda looks like broccoli. I have never grown broccoli before. I currently have romanesco broccoli growing but…

Two headed freaky Brussels Sprouts

They say Brussels Sprouts have a long growing season…And they’re not joking! Although this double headed freak has survived some traumas. I believe he has been moved around many times – usually because I don’t realise how big he was going to get, and planted too many too close together. The other thing that happens…

Heading Romanesco Fractal Broccoli…FINALLY!

Check this out! My Romanesco Broccoli have finally started heading. I had almost given up hope because it was taking up so much space. Pretty excited about these. They look so awesome. I planted them a loooooong time ago. They transplant pretty well.  

Snappy Celery stalks.

I have been really enjoying my celery harvest. When I first planted these transplants I bought from the store 4-5 months ago, I thought I might cut a stalk here and there as it grew. But that never happened. Mainly because the one time I thought about doing so, the stalks needed serious washing and…

Pinched Avocado plant – new growth?

Does this look like my avocado is growing little new shoots? Because it really doesn’t seem to be doing anything since I pinched it about a month ago. The upper most leaves have grown larger. But no new shoots yet besides these nubbies (between the leaf and main stem). I am hoping with turn into…

Container Asparagus Update – flowering?

As I have never grown asparagus before, this is fascinating. There seems to be little flower buds coming from this vertical stalk – it has produced little buds before but they never opened and I never saw any flowers.I also haven’t seen any other stalks that have been anywhere near as thick as those in…

Virginia Peanuts harvest update…YUM!

A couple of weeks ago I pulled up my peanuts – wasn’t entirely sure what to do with them so they ended up sitting outside my house for a couple of weeks. Yesterday I sorted them and decided to plant some of them again – I doubt its the right season to grow peanuts but…

Growing Asparagus in a container. Little baby homegrown stalks!

SEE WHAT MY ASPARAGUS GROWING IN CONTAINER LOOKS LIKE NOW I bought a six pack of Asparagus crowns that were already growing. They are Mary Washington’s. There is much information on line about asparagus and how to plant but I decided to go against everyone’s advice and planted them in a pot. I just couldn’t…

2010 Year of Fruit trees pt 1 – Australian Finger limes

I have been playing around with growing different kinds of vegetables for a few years now and recently decided to purchase a finger lime tree from eBay. Mainly for novelty value as finger limes look like the craziest citrus around and eBay is a good way of getting hold of uncommon seeds and plants. This…