Our days are still over 30 degrees so with fingers crossed I am doing some plant experimentation.
I planted out seeds for both summer (watermelon, cucumber, zucchini, artichokes) and winter veggies (leeks cabbage, kohlrabi, silver beet) plus some mid season lettuce and rocket on Wednesday...
And they are sprouting already, well the rocket and cucumbers are. I would show you a picture but am having some camera issues.
Our Cherry/Strawberry Guava (not sure which) is loaded with fruit and the branches are bending under the weight. I saw a recipe for guava jelly the other day but what else can I do with them? Any ideas???
It has only been in the ground 12 months and it has decided to fruit so I am waiting with baited breath till those little fruit ripen and can be eaten with ricotta and honey, roasted with blue cheese or poached in port and served with icecream mmmmm I should stop now.
Evey time I walk near it I can smell the sweet musky fragrance of figs. They are hard and green still so where does that lovely aroma come from? No wonder the critters out there love them.
I have been out there inspecting the tree every day, squashing the caterpillars that are trying to eat the leaves along with any other bug that happens to be there that I cannot identify. Sorry bugs if you are good guys but I am taking no chances. Hmmm I wonder if I am being obsessive?
|My little Fig Tree with a bit of wind protection|