This year instead of netting the tree we have placed bags over the fruit.
The first is bats won’t get caught. We did have one last year that we were able to release. This year there will be nothing to catch them in.
The 2nd is fruit fly. For the first time this year we have had a bit of fruitfly in some of the tomatoes. I want to protect the mangos but I am concerned I’ve left it a bit late. There is nothing to do now, but feed the tree and wait.
Last time I bought spring onions I cut the roots off and planted them in the garden. Voila from the root has grown a 2nd spring onion 2 for the price of one
The fruit is growing nicely on the Mango Tree. It doesn’t look as if we are having any fungal problems at all. I decided rather than spray with Mancozed I would spray with a food. I used a sea mineral spray that I was given. Normally I would use seasol or thrive whatever I had.
We have had plenty of rain lately so the tree doesn’t need water.
It’s interesting where the fruit is growing on the tree. The mangos are all on the old growth, not the new growth. The tree is a good size now. Mango trees grow about 1/2 metre a year. I think one more year then it will be time to start pruning the tree to keep it a manageable size.
Lots if heavy rain and a thunderstorm or two convinced us that today was a good day to pull out the poinciana tree that is really in the wrong spot.
We’ve kept it small every time it grew to a metre we cut it down. I love poinciana trees but they grow very large and it was much to close to the house.
Mum and I gathered together our tools and started to dig.
To our surprise the small tree had no roots and we pulled it out in about two minutes. Constantly cutting the tree back must have stopped the tree growing a strong root system.
I have dug out small trees before and it takes a huge effort and I’ve ended up covered in dirt, but not today.
What I expected to be a 2 hour difficult job was over so quick we had plenty of time to get the next new bed dug out.
I was given a box of Heritage Tomato Seedlings, Black Russian, Black Krim and Rouge de Marmande. What an amazing Blessing. But I didn’t have garden space, so time to extend the garden bed. I dug holes in the grass, because I wanted to plant the tomatoes deep. They were already quite leggy and I wanted to make sure I gave them the best chance of survival. Six barrowloads of soil from the back corner of the garden where I’d had multiple compost heaps. And the tomatoes are planted. Stakes are in ready for the new growth. All we need to do now is water them.
Lawn that needs to disappear
- Tyres down, Wood surround, Holes dug, Garden started.
- Black Russian Tomatoes and Black Krim Tomatoes