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.
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!
Here’s my little olive tree. Lots of leaves.
And my crazy fast growing Dragon Fruit cactus.
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.
And lastly, the ugly fairy tale eggplant. Why are the colours so bland?!
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 🙂
I have probably had a dozen little strawberry sized pineapple guavas this year which I am most impressed with as I wasn’t expecting anything. The pulpy center has a very fragrant purfumey taste which my hubby described as soapy but to me, they taste like mixed, tropical, miscellaneous fruit flavour 🙂