It’s been a busy few weeks, and will be another few busy weeks ahead, so unfortunately I’ve had to clump together what should have been a few posts into a single one!
It’s continued to be nice and warm and sunny weather here for the most part, so the plants are looking really healthy.
I’ve lost count of how many passionfruit I have on the vine, and I continue to see bees enjoying the flowers on a daily basis. I imagine I’ll soon be able to pick some of the more mature fruit, as it’s been a while since I first saw a pollinated flower on the plant…looking forward to eating the fruit!!
Both of my tomato plants are also flourishing. The volunteer plant looks like it’s some type of grape tomato, and I have a large cluster of fruit on it, that just needs to ripen. The Burnley Bounty plants are also fruiting now, and some of the tomatoes are getting quite big!!
The ranunculus bulbs I planted a few weeks ago have germinated and are growing into nice little seedlings ( I think I can call them that?…). No sign of the anemones yet though.
We got our first harvest of purple king beans and snow peas on the weekend past. They were nice to pick with my little one, and delicious to eat raw, too!
We also planted the top of a pineapple, just to see what would happen! My dad has had success several times doing this, and they even have a bit of a pineapple patch at the front of their house! It does take up to two years if they decide to fruit though, so I know I’ll be in for a wait. I cut the top off a pineapple, then pulled off several rounds of the lower leaves, revealing some roots. Then I let this dry on the kitchen bench for a week or so, before planting into a pot.
Finally, my aloe plant had babies! So I separated out the pups from the mother plant today, and will leave them under our patio for a couple of days before repotting them.