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Citrus, Meyer lemon, Washington orange, pomelo, and the Pink lemonade still alive!

20 Apr

I have had the pink lemonade tree for a long time and haven’t had too many lemons from it. I would love to put it in the ground but still figuring out a space!

Other citrus are doing mighty fine!! New from last year are Washington oranges, which produced about a dozen tasty oranges last year, and the Meyer lemon. Meyer lemons are insane growers!! I think we had like 2 lemons on the tree when I bought it and over winter we got about 2 dozen, now there is so much growth I feel like I have to thin it maybe?

Above : Meyer lemon

Below: Washington oranges

The pomelo hasn’t really fruited since I got it. Came with really big tasty fruits from the nursery and has looked sad since. Until now! Seems to be thriving in the ground!! I’m trying to train it to be a tall tree so have been pruning the lower leaves but overall it is still only 3 ft high maybe.

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Dec 2017. Volunteers from compost and asparagus one month growth

21 Dec

So tall! Over a foot tall! Unfortunately I do not know how old these crowns are. I am going to assume one year crowns. Impulse buy 🙂

I think I have some kind of squash! First time used some compost. I have a closed bin which possibly has zucchini seeds from the old zucchini I grew earlier this year or spaghetti squash seeds. I hardly buy any squash. So excited to see what we are getting!

Also I see a couple of tomatoes. We had a random volunteer that grew and grew and grew. It was a pear yellow cherry tomato and was very productive so these are likely from that.

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Today’s harvest. August Ratatouille or eggplant cacciatore?

20 Aug

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August Update – Other things growing in the edible garden….

6 Aug

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Harvest Monday

7 May

Pulled up almost all my carrots. They’re getting stringy roots off the main carrot so probably means its done growing. something quite satisfying a out pulling up carrots, you never know how big it will be and what shape!

The yellows and oranges are easy to grow. The reds are tougher. Although all my seeds are a couple of years old.

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So colourful!

And I had to harvest all my mustard greens as they were beginning to flower. So many leaves! I washed and chopped them up and stirfried them with olive oil, garlic and salt. Simple. Added a bit oyster sauce for extra flavour.

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Another handful of tropic prince bland peaches and my first homegrown artichokes! Will write a separate entry for those 🙂

Here’s the bigger and tastier tropic beauty peaches.

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Tropic Beauty peaches.

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Tasty Tropic Beauty peaches

7 May

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These taste SO good. They’re bigger and tastier than the Tropic Prince peaches this year. Last year was the reverse. Yum!

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 😉

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.