Spent some of this gorgeous weekend in the garden clearing the corn and sunflower bed to prepare it for next year.
I have been toiling over my mum’s place (about 2 acres in the hills)
for the past month bushing and pruning. Here is a snap of just a wee
bit of our late summer harvest. In the photo there is pear (avocado),
passion fruit, ackee, lime, jelly coconut, hairy mango, Bombay mango
and guinup. Not seen are my papa (papaya) and country pepper (scotch
bonnet) – basically I eat them up straight away! Also included is a
snap of a new species of ginger lily that has popped up
When I started the garden, a few commenters told me not to bother with corn because it wouldn’t grow in a small garden.
Mmmm. Delicious impossible corn.
(Click pic for zoomification.)
Harvested the first peppers and cukes this week. The grape tomatoes are starting to ripen and the corn’s ears seem to be developing. The sunflowers have yet to bloom but the tallest one is about 8 1/2 feet. It’s difficult to see what’s in the front row of the garden because the garden next to ours hasn’t been weeded since June. Damn neighbors.