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A jar of fruit harvest. Last of the 2014 peaches

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I was wondering when these were going to ripen but they ended up being crunch tasty peaches this year instead of soft ones. Which was actually awesome as they didn’t fall off and rot when neglected for a week or so 😉

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Small but tasty. Definitely not tart, even hubby liked them this year. I wonder what makes them soft and juicy some years and other years like this batch….

Some thing to do with weather… I love natures variety but am sad I have to wait a whole year to sample more!

All these we’re from container trees/plants. Seems like a got fewer blueberries this year. Southmoon definitely produces tastier larger berries. Misty is tasty too but some are small but seems to have a longer fruiting season.

Here’s another batch of peaches from earlier in the week.

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Another jar of paler peaches from earlier in the year. These are from the tropic prince tree. Did not taste too good. Very tart and softer. Occasional juicy one. These were falling off the tree back in April so it picked them all.

End of April 2014 update.

1 May

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.

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My pineapple guava is flowering once again, I think last year it didn’t do so much.

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And excitingly, my olive tree is flowering. The flowers are tiny! I just bought this little tree about a month or two ago.

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Finally, my fennel is starting to look like fennel. Boy these take a long time to grow but are very pretty plants.

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2014 Couple of small peaches ready to eat and some brutal thinning.

11 Mar

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Just checking which tree is which….these peaches are tropic princes….they seem to have flowered first before the tropic beauty…which is actually different from previous years! Usually they’re pretty close to each other but the Tropic Prince is ready to eat and the tropic beauty is only now just ready for thinning.

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And the tropic beauty after thinning…

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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!