Fruit

Fighting in the trenches

November 29, 2019 // 3 Comments

As I’m embarking on phase 3 of the battle against the kikuyu in the driveway orchard, in addition to the complicated terrain, two additional complications also set in. But [...]

K is for kumquat

November 22, 2019 // 1 Comment

Well, there is one way to get another harvest entry under “k”, and that is to use the alternate spelling! We inherited two little kumquat trees at Dreamland and this year [...]

Unscrambling carpets

November 4, 2019 // 4 Comments

For those who have been concerned that I may have been slipping on the driveway de-kikuyuing project – phase II – the battle for the middle ground, don’t worry, I’ve [...]

G is for Grapefruit

October 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

We’re currently in that weird time of the spring season, where most of the winter veggies are basically done, except for two beds of broad beans and peas. None of the [...]

Gimme a sign

October 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

No this isn’t about a Ryan Adams song, nor about a Kevin Rudolf or Breaking Benjamin song either, not that I have ever heard of either of the latter two… thank you, [...]

Doing the berry shuffle

October 16, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s has always been our dream to grow our own blueberries. Besides being delicious, they pack a punch in nutrients. In fact, all berries are good for my condition, and the [...]

Kicking my Achilles heel

August 19, 2019 // 7 Comments

It seems that we have a central theme running through our winter projects this year – kikuyu. My biggest “project” for this winter has as objective to “de-kikuyu” [...]

P is for Pomegranate

June 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

We took these photos a few weeks ago, but between all the projects, events, distractions and glorious rain, it slipped on the “publishing schedule”. As if I have a [...]

F is for Feijoa

May 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

We’ve planted quite a few Feijoa bushes at Homeland, although they seem very slow in growing big enough to start bearing. However, just over the fence at Dreamland, [...]

Q is for Quince

April 29, 2019 // 6 Comments

One of the mature trees we inherited at Dreamland is a beautiful bearing Quince tree. It doesn’t seem to have the bi-annual cycles that many of the other fruit trees have. [...]