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July update. Olives, goji berries and ugly fairy tale eggplant

20 Jul

My little goji berry twig from eBay had started flowering. Can’t wait for some little berries.

It’s quite twiggy looking so I transferred it to a bigger hanging pot. Looks better already. Probably shouldn’t repot whilst it’s flowering but it looks kinda hardy. Let’s hope I’m right!

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Here’s my little olive tree. Lots of leaves.

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And my crazy fast growing Dragon Fruit cactus.

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It’s about 5 ft tall and out of control! All efforts to tame it has left me with prickles so now it’s against the wall so the wall can support it.

Here’s the two little figs from eBay from the same seller as where I bought the goji berry from.

Still a lot of growing til I get real figs.

Here’s my messy area. I also brutally cut some big fat branches off the blueberries as I vaguely remember reading that any over an inch in diameter had to be cut. I hope i didn’t make that up! Anyway, lots of grooming to hopefully make healthier plants.

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And lastly, the ugly fairy tale eggplant. Why are the colours so bland?!

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Last years plants that survived mild San Diego winter.

20 Jun

The rainbow peppers and cherry peppers are coming on three years old! But they don’t look as healthy as the second year plants. Some of these eggplants I only just noticed as I was snapping ­čÖé

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Harvest meal. Thai chicken Basil/Eggplant

10 Aug

Homegrown meals are the best!

Although these eggplants are pretty small, they weren’t apparently getting any bigger and I have made the mistake of waiting too long before until they were dry, seedy and not good too eat.

I only had to add chicken to these ingredients to complete the dish and served with it with quinoa. Yum!

Hopefully I will get many more eggplants this season!

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Container Eggplants. Different size and shapes.

6 Aug

The spikey one was sold as a Hmong eggplant but when I googled Hmong eggplant, I was surprised to discover it is actually a squat red fruit….mine are not red and squat! To be honest, I’m quite relieved as I wouldn’t know how to cook the Hmong ones!

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