Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fruit trees update

Wow!!! How theses little trees produce, I have lemons,


and a monster banana tree.
Last week I picked two Satsumas’….Mmmm they were good. Here is a look at one I picked today…

not bad for a year and half old tree. The Blood oranges are doing great (still a few weeks away from the harvest) the lemons and kumquats too. The Satsuma taste great but we had to add stakes to hold the weight of the fruit.

Now lets get to the monster banana tree,

uncle Ronnie gave me a little sprout a couple of years ago (about 6” tall) now look at it…my guess would be somewhere around 25’ to 30’ tall. The strange thing about banana trees is that you cut them back to about 3’ tall every winter and they grow back bigger every spring…well this year I got bananas…lots of them….

Now for the new stuff…a couple of weeks ago I planted some lettuce

and some arugula

from seeds, here is what I got so for…time to be transplanted to a bigger pot…well see how this works out. Oh yea I forgot to mention the plum trees out front…sorry I forgot to take photos…next update. Many new fruit and nut trees to come.

As for the body experiment…nothing much new to say…it going but just barley hopefully Monday will be a better day.
More to come…
Big Al


*fitcetera* said...

Boy you have a great harvest going on there, Big Al.
I didn't know that about banana trees ... that you cut them back.
What a great pleasure to go out and pick your own fruit ... it all must taste so good.

Monday, huh?
How about the 12 day experiment then? :D

completely unrelated ... do you know what happened to the sentimental sasquatch/unknown fat guy??

MeanDonnaJean said...

RYC: DAM MeanDonnnaJean for a minute there I thought I was seeing your softer side…ha-ha...


Ok, just kiddin'. Really, I'm just a big mushy pushover....but shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone, k? I can't ruin my reputation at THIS stage of the game! ;-)

But now that ya mention kumquats....isn't thatta term we used to use to describe certain people back in the day? Or was that just a Connecticut (where I was born 'n raised....'n where I shoulda STAYED) thing?

Herrad said...

Hi Al,
Good post and great pics of your fruit trees.
And bananas!
Came by to say hello and wish you a good Halloween weekend.

*fitcetera* said...

Did too much fruit fall on your head or something?
Where the hell did you get to???
Please come back and start over, k?

I hope everything's alright in your part of the world and that nothing's wrong.


RazorsEdge2112 said...

Can't get fresher than that! Fresh citrus AND bananas??? Very nice!

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