Discovering new foods is exciting, and growing them even more so.
From a tangle of weeds my garden is now a place of surprises and delights.
The pink flowers on the left are the first blossoms of a goji plant. I only planted this plant a few months ago so was excited to see it flowering.
Found the plant in a nursery but no one had grown it before so could give me no information. It is a learning curve.
Found a choko flower today. They are prolific once fruiting but somehow the first blossom is always an excitement.
As is the first head of frangipane blossoms.
Not all easy successes. My pepino plant has been struggling. This is its first ripe fruit.
Moved the plant from its first position to where it would get more sun.
Today noticed it appeared to have scale so wiped as much off as I could and gave it a feed of seaweed solution.
Also staked it so air could circulate freely to all the stalks. Pepinos can produce a lot of fruit and I love their sweet fruits.
And the avocado also had to be moved.
Now is in a position where it has access to water but the roots are dry.
Is slowly coming back to life from the damp soiled and windy position where it was first planted..
The green oval object above the pineapples is its first new avocado fruit.
Look forward to even more flowers and fruits in this new position next year.
So exciting learning to live sustainably.