And growing our own produce, without the aid of chemicals nor chemical fertilizers, is right there at the top of my list.
|One of the two granadilla plants I planted.|
There are still 8 more fruit to harvest
I didn't get round to planting them until spring had already sprung, and wondered if we would get any fruit this year. I added some alpaca poop to the soil, along with some bone meal.
That is all.
And, the result is hectic!
Ha! Would we get any fruit indeed! There were approximately 22 - 24 fruit on the two newly planted granadilla plants. They may only be 17 left but, gimme a break, like all good gardeners and cooks, I have to taste - especially as I'm wandering round my garden :)
Apparently, they do require quite a bit of water, especially when they are producing their fruit, and, last years' late winter rain was ideally timed. And they have since been watered with our captured rain water :)
|The flower of the granadilla (passiflora edulis)- strange, isn't it|
The granadilla flower is amazing - almost orchid like, but with a hint of venus flytrap too.
|Juicy, perfect home grown granadilla's :)|
|25 granadilla bushes in the making.|
Note the re-used styrofoam box -
it's perfect as a seed drip tray - if only
the ducks would stop eating the
Mike never got round to eating his, so, on opening a dried out granadilla I had the thought - could I use the seeds to grow more...?
|This is the other half of the granadilla seeds|
which germinated and which I haven't planted
Now, where are we going to plant all these babies...?