Tag Archives: growth

May new plants. Figs and Goji berries

25 May

New from a seller in ebay…super cheap little plants.

Mission fig

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Violet de bordeux fig

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And Goji Berries. The leaves actually fell off after I received the plant in the mail but look at these tiny little new leaves all along the branch! I think this guy will thrive here in San Diego

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Miracle fruit plant update – lots of new growth

6 Aug

No fruit or flowers yet but lots of leaves. The new growth are purplish in colour.

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Miracle Fruit. Mini plant

5 May

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Not sure if I have ever written about this plant. I bought it last year as a “ready to fruit” bonsai miracle fruit plant. Perhaps it was roots or grafted, I’m not sure. I bought it on eBay so who knows ­čśë

Anyway, it has literally done NOTHING in the six months I’ve had it. I followed the instructions and left it in its pot until some visible growth was seen. I saw none. In fact, it lost a few leaves.

So I decided to finally repot it as one tiny root was poking out of the bottom and as the instructions stated, when this happens I can repot. I left it a bit longer as it looked the same for at least two months. Not getting longer or noticeably growing.

So within a week of repotting, I definitely see new leaves growing!

Finally some noticeable action!

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Yep, that’s it. Tiny reddish new leaves in the center of the leaf axial. Perhaps it’s just the time of year for new growth or maybe it was fresh soil and a new pot. What ever it is, I’m very happy!

These are acid loving plants so I added some organic soil acidifier. I believe it is just some sort of a slow release copper mixture.

Tropic Prince Peach blossoming – lots of pics

26 Jan

The bees love my little peach trees! There’s always one or two bees buzzing around every time I go out to check on my garden.

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The Tropic Beauty Peach flowered a few weeks before this Tropic Prince. This one is the tropic prince tree.

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Flowers on the Tropic Beauty are almost done and the leaves are coming in and looking healthy.

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A Happy Bee came to visit my Peach Blossoms!

21 Jan
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Jan 20th 2012. Tropic Beauty peach blossoms. Visiting bee.

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Jan 20th 2012. Tropic Beauty peach blossoms.

How cool! I managed to see a little bee doing its magic and pollinating my Tropic Beauty peach flowers. So many flowers have opened now, they’re so pretty. Nice to think they are naturally pollinated by this little guy, as usually I literally give nature a hand and hand pollinate with a little stick.

Here is a birds eye view shot of my little tree. Looks amazing with all the gorgeous pink flowers.

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Jan 20th 2012. Tropic Beauty peach blossoms. Fruit tree in container

Avocado from pit keeps on growing

22 Aug

I grew this guy from a pit last year and have been pinching the tips to try to make it a small plant but currently it is two feet high and is growing really vigorously! The new growth is a browny greenish colour and then turns to the deeper green when leaves reach full size. The leaves are really big – about 20 cms… 8inches. The initial trunk branched into three separate branches and now I am pinching those so they will branch too. I will probably repot over winter. Hope he doesn’t mind being cramped for a few more months.

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Pinched Avocado with three branches.

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Avocado grown from Pit

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Pinched Avocado with three branches and new growth - the redish brown cloloured leaves

Tropic Beauty Peach. Fruit still growing

9 May
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Tropic Beauty Peach container tree. May 2011. Almost ripe

One  of my Tropic Beauty peaches felt soft enough to eat so I picked it and I am sorry say, it was no way as tasty as the Tropic Prince peaches.

It just wasn’t as flavorful and the texture wasn’t like the tropic Prince where it was super juicy and just melted in my mouth. Maybe it wasn’t ripe enough? Or maybe the truth is, I just like the Tropic Prince much more. I was not expecting a different flavour to be honest!

It looks like I have four peaches left on the tree. They feel rock hard so I’ll just wait and hope they taste better.
On the positive – Good to report they are getting big! AND This tree is way healthier than the the Tropic Prince and looks great.

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Tropic Beauty Peach. Big fruit!

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Tropic Beauty Peach tree. Different angle. You can see all four peaches left on the tree

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Tropic Prince Peach. So tasty! No peaches left though!