Yay, first decent fruit from my trees. I have to say I have been watering and caring for this tango mandarin for many years and only now I can say it is producing edible fruit and quite a few for a small tree.
The Meyer lemon tree I have only had for a year. So impressed I get one big fat juicy lemon.
Hope I have many more happy citrus years to come.
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?!
New from a seller in ebay…super cheap little plants.
Violet de bordeux fig
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
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.
I might’ve had a couple of fruit before but this year has been my most successful. Haven’t done anything different but it just looks happier. I got at least half a dozen real mandarins. Pretty tasty!
Tropic Prince a couple of weeks ago.
Tropic Beauty just blossoming.
South moon blueberries flowering
New pink lemonade blueberries. First season growing this. Quite excited to try the berries when they happen.
Trusty Misty blueberries. Earliest to fruit. Actually, I think Misty never went 100% dormant. I got a couple of berries a week all though winter here in San Diego.
My husband just commented that these photos don’t look very healthy! Well that’s because they’re just flowering out of dormancy back in feb! Berries and more leaves to come soon!