Posts Tagged ‘figs’

Espalier olives update, and some other garden stuff too

April 16, 2011

It’s been a while since my last post, so a quick prune and tie-up of the espalier olives seems like a good opportunity for an update.

The olives have been going great guns over the summer. It wasn’t too hot, and there was plenty of rain, so they haven’t really been tested yet in their north facing exposed wall location.

I did a quick prune of a few wayward shoots, and tied the latest growth back. They are up to the top of the frame already. I think it’s been about a year since they went in.

Espalier olives on north wall

We’ve also been finishing off the harvest of a few more productive crops lately too. The last of the tiny tom tomatoes came off the plants today, as well as a lonely full sized fruit. (different plant!)

Last of the seasons tiny toms, and a rogue big feller too!

I also grabbed what will probably be the last of the figs the other morning whilst out at the chook shed on the regular egg collecting trip. These were really big, juicy and yummy! Made for a beaut morning tea snack.

Mornings harvest, figs and eggs

Figs made a yummy snack, with kiwi fruit and Greek coffee

More soon…

Brian.

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A bumper plum crop, and other edible garden stuff.

January 6, 2011

A wander around the garden found some of the plants fruiting, or sprouting. Not everything here, but a sample…

The plums are interesting. We used to think it was just an ornamental tree as the fruit is normally small and not very tasty, until this year. The really good rains have produced a bumper crop of big, juicy fruit. Yummy!

The grapes looked like they were about to set fruit too, but it seems like they have decided not to. Why? Not pollinated? Not sure. It’s not from a lack of water this year, that’s for sure.

Off to eat some plums now, more edible gardening to come…

Brian.

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