So here’s my little olive harvest from my $10 tree I bought earlier this year.
I left them on the tree for a while until the recent storm knocked some little olives onto the ground. I had to do something about it before they went to waste so here’s what I got:
It’s a small handful of tiny olives!
And I am following these instructions http://m.wikihow.com/Cure-Olives
As my little ones are ripe, I have to do the brine curing – method #2
Washed and cut a slit in each one and I guess let it sit for a week, change out brine and then let sit for 2 months (!!!!).
I guess we will see what happens in a couple of months! Hope they taste good!
Here are some pics of the olives from October, a couple of months ago. Still greenish.
Olives are getting bigger! Can’t wait to see them in October when I’m back in town. Left my garden to my neighbours for a month.
Surprisingly, my neglected garden isn’t as bountiful as it was when I tended to it more. Peaches are small, blueberries are fewer…
Still, the few I get taste good.
My pineapple guava is flowering once again, I think last year it didn’t do so much.
And excitingly, my olive tree is flowering. The flowers are tiny! I just bought this little tree about a month or two ago.
Finally, my fennel is starting to look like fennel. Boy these take a long time to grow but are very pretty plants.
New one gallon trees, just repotted. My peach trees have blossomed and are in the middle of fruiti right now and this guy seems to be just coming out of dormancy so I will get a fre more fruit later in the season. Plus, nectarines vs peaches? No fuzz!
And here’s the little one gallon olive tree….