Saturday, 15 March 2014

Summer Produce From Our Garden

Bananas

These Manzano are killing hot
Manzano Chilli

Elderberries

Our beautiful bananas

Ripe at last
This year our young peach trees did well. Small, but beautiful peaches. We mostly seem to have the Fruit Driller Caterpillar (Guava Moth) under control with our traps. The biggest pest at present is the Cicada. The seriously damage the young branches to lay their eggs. As a result the branches break when loaded with fruit. This summer they have been prolific with a lot of damage. 
Golden Queens ready for preserving


Saturday, 1 March 2014

Chilli

Melva grows several kinds of chilli. We have two favourites. The one in the photo is sweeter and very mild. We use it instead of capsicum (Bell Pepper). The other is Manzano. Seriously hot and flavoursum. We have red and yellow Manzano. Loads of them. Fantastic!