Saturday, April 4, 2009

Banana News

Banana from my garden
We can now celebrate our first banana crop. One by one we're picking the green banana's off the hand and they are ripening in the fruit bowl. By doing it one by one, we're hoping to reduce the waste that occurs when they all come off the tree at once. It seems to be working. The banana's are very sweet, juicy and really nice colour. Maybe next season we'll get two hands??

Other garden updates:
This weeks plantings: beetroot, bok choy, and broccoli and lettuce seedlings went in, along with a new bean and snow pea patch.
This weeks pickings:celery, beans, bok choy, spinach, icecream beans, guava, and basil.
This weeks pests: fruit fly, snails, slugs and brocoli loving grubs....

1 comment:

Bellezza said...

Bless you for being able to grow things. NOTHING I've ever tried to grow has thrived; now I have pity, and don't try any more. But you are doing a great job; it must be so satisfying to have a bowl of fruit as a result of your labors.