24 August 2013, by gj
There are a few new things going on in the gardens this year that we have looked at previously. Here’s where they stand now.
The ginger started off slowly and it seemed touch and go for a while. We never did plant any in the ground, but the potted plant is thriving. Many new shoots have come up just in the last couple of weeks, quite a surprise to us.
Soon it will be back in the house in a new spot just for our indoor plants.
By it’s side will be the Avocado tree. It’s hard to get a pic, but what you are looking at are a three tiny fruits. It was loaded with itsy-bitsy flowers this summer, and likewise with pollinating bugs.
There are a lot more too, and they are slow growing. As we understand it there won’t be anything edible until this winter. Look for another update at that time.
Hmmm… white tomatoes?
Apparently if they mature with less sun they grow more white than yellow and it looks as if that is true.
So we wrapped one plant in some shade fabric to find out for ourselves.
Not by a lot, and not worth the effort as the taste is the same.
If you really wanted a white tomato though, it could be done.
A big thing on the internet this past year were posts about regrowing veggies from scraps.
We tried celery and leeks.
Three celery bottoms started to sprout. To one we added Annie’s Moo Poo Tea, and that one got some nice healthy roots on it.
One flat out rotted, the other one started to show signs of roots, so we put the two that had some roots into the soil.
The weather wasn’t with us on this one, and we lost them both.
All we have left now is this leek, that although it is slowly growing a green top, there does not seem to be much effort being put into a bulb. Still, it is growing and we imaging with onions that if you only got a green top that would still be better than throwing it away.
We love to slow roast those greens to add to bread and to other dishes.
So two success stories, one fail, and one learning experience,
equals four fun things to do in the garden.