Tag Archives: seedling

Day 7 – 14

Planted so far:

Cherry
Pink lady apple
Hass avocado
Kensington mango
Calypso mango
Date
Pomegranate
Green kiwi
Pine nut
Hazel nut
Walnut
Almond
Granny Smith apple
Packham pear
Royal gala apple
Red delicious apple
Black passion fruit (small)
Banana passion fruit
R2e2 mango

Then…

Disaster!!! THE DOGS ATE MY HOMEWORK

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Made the mistake of sleeping in one morning and puppy took a liking to what I guess she thought were my neatly placed sand pits with food treats enclosed. Total devastation, not only did I lose seeds, sand and labels but what remains is mixed and I won’t know what is what when it grows – other than the genus by observation of the leaves. But then again I won’t really know what is pollenated with what anyhow so there really is no problem right?

I put the pieces back together as best I could, added some more of the seeds that I thought might have gone missing (pine nuts, kiwi) and put the pots in the pool area.

A very good friend quoted to me once, “never let a disaster become a wasted opportunity”. Turns out this is the best place for them as I have a natural pool which contain fish. The water in this pool naturally is high in nitrates, which plants love and it’s so easy to scoop the water out using a watering can. Making constant watering less of a chore.

I pray I don’t get aerial attack or slug/snails…

FIRST GERMINATION!!! Granny Smith Apple -Australia’s Very Own

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…and my wattle seeds arrived. Like a pig in muck today.

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The family have never eaten so much and so varied fruit. Something about it being cut and available on the table that encourages them. Another lesson learned.

Some more to add to the list

White nectarine
Yellow nectarine
Yellow peach
White peach
NZ and WA blueberries
Lychee (OMG-family favourite)
Brazil nut
Papaya
Apricot
Yellow plum

Dad’s Birthday Party and an excuse to visit a Big Fruit Shop

Squeak squeak, kids going mental now, their interest has been sparked. Madly hunting a couple of each of things we haven’t got yet.

Reed avocado
Golden queen peach
Another plum I can’t remember the name of -note to self record names
Honey gold mango
XL yellow peach
XL yellow nectarine
Ya pear
Fuji apple
Sundowner apple
Blood plum

Not really part of the rules but just for fun I bought some spices

Allspice pimento
Peppercorn mix
Juniper berries
Whole nutmeg
Star anise

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Now if someone would just change my climate for me that would be just super.