Strawberry Guava

A year ago, I pick up a small plant known as the strawberry guava from a local nursery.  It was recommended from a work mate who used to have one of these trees in his backyard.  He said his daughter loved the taste, so I thought it would be a good addition to our garden so the kids could enjoy a slightly different fruit. Continue reading

Extending the season for growing capsicum and Chilli

This year I have been experimenting in our mini greenhouse by growing capsicum and chilli in pots to see if we can extend out the fruiting season.  We are now into the last month of Autumn and I am please to say that the capsicum and chilli is still ripening and growing.  I will keep these plants in the greenhouse over winter to see if they continue to grow, with the goal of planting out the established plants into the ground when the warmer weather returns. The other advantage is that the plants will be growing capsicum and chilli earlier in the warmer months.  Last year, despite growing the seeds earlier indoors in late winter / early spring, the seeds took a long time to germinate and grow.  Once the hot weather arrived, the plants were still establishing and were late to flower.  The plants in the ground still produced some decent size capsicums, but there are still plenty of small capsicums on the plants that will not grow to their full size due to the onset of cooler weather.

Here are some pics of the harvest and plants in the greenhouse… Continue reading