SKULLBIKERS 2021 Everything BUT Peppers GOLOG

skullbiker

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Some of the Lychee seedlings grown from seeds I saved from our previous fruit.

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ahayastani

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Some of the Lychee seedlings grown from seeds I saved from our previous fruit

Lychee seedlings apparently need 8-12 years before they begin fruiting. That's quite the long-term project :shocked:

I have tried to grow its cousin rambutan from seed, which is not difficult at all. But rambutan from seed is a long-term project as well. I somewhat gave up on the project when I found grafted trees locally for M$100-200 (U$5-10).
 

skullbiker

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Lychee seedlings apparently need 8-12 years before they begin fruiting. That's quite the long-term project :shocked:

I have tried to grow its cousin rambutan from seed, which is not difficult at all. But rambutan from seed is a long-term project as well. I somewhat gave up on the project when I found grafted trees locally for M$100-200 (U$5-10).

As the old saying goes:
Q:When is the best time to plant a tree to enjoy?
A:20 years ago.
Q:When is the next best time?
A:NOW
😉
 

skullbiker

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Went on a little road trip this morning. And, just when I thought I was running out of new things to grow here............I found out there was a Macadamia orchard about an hour from me. They had just started harvesting this seasons nuts about a week ago so I bought a bag each of cracked and uncracked nuts. They don't get any fresher than this.

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As long as I was there...........and they were selling air layered trees and also seedlings, I had to purchase them also! I got two of the air layered trees and 3 of the smaller seedlings.

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And I just planted six seeds in 1 gallon pots, it may be interesting.
 

skullbiker

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Macadamias are gorgeous so jealous buddy and now you will have your own love them in Milk chocolate.😋

I'm finding that they taste great right out of the shell, no salt or flavorings needed. But, I'm sure they would be very good in any chocolate item like fudge, brownies, and milk or dark chocolate.
 

skullbiker

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Bean update. Out of the whole package of 2014 Lima Bean seeds I planted, seven germinated.

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The Kentucky Blue pole beans were the most prolific with nearly 100% germination. I'll have to feed and water these heavily.

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The Seychelles pole beans had about a 50% germination but are now growing well with a couple of vines about 3 feet up the cage already.

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Some of my Miracle Fruit plants. These things grow fairly slowly. Some of these are a year old or more.

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The Kossak Kohlrabi are starting to bulb now.

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The Kossak Kohlrabi with a few cauliflower plants at the rear.

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I'll end this post with a pic of one of the Angel Trumpet trees. It's from the Nightshade family, do not eat the flowers.

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Lovely to see you kossack kohlrabi a favourite of my mom's to grow and lovely to see you growing some Cauliflowers my favourite veg.
Never seen Angel trumpets before,it's always nice seeing your grows skull as I see something new.🙂👍
 

skullbiker

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When I was in Minnesnowta I had grown some castor bean plants near the garden as I had read that the smell from the roots would keep the moles and gophers away and also they are an ornamental plant with somewhat different colors available. I had a few plants that got some nutrient runoff from my pepper plants and I was impressed that they got seven to eight feet tall. Last spring I found some of the seeds I had saved from those plants so I planted some and a few even germinated! Anyway, once they got going here they took off like wild growing quite huge(in my opinion). The tallest is now over twenty feet tall with a HUGE trunk. I was amazed that they would grow this large.

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The trunk compared to my forearm.

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O damn what is it with this autumn seems that everyone is having pests issues late Summer into Autumn sorry to see that S and my late Sunflowers have been completely decimated in the same way,looks like war to me and I'm rethinking a few things for next year.
 

skullbiker

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O damn what is it with this autumn seems that everyone is having pests issues late Summer into Autumn sorry to see that S and my late Sunflowers have been completely decimated in the same way,looks like war to me and I'm rethinking a few things for next year.

If I see them getting out of hand I'll get out the DustinMizer and give them a good dusting.
 

skullbiker

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One less tomato plant, just when you think you got them all!

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Cauliflower plants in front, Kossak Kohlrabi behind those.

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The cabbage is coming along pretty well.

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And like last year, the banana tree has been braced(pvc pipe & T-Rex tape) as the bananas are getting heavy. This years bunch is much larger than last years.

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