Fiji Farm Report
Allow me to share some photos from my hobby farm with you. The farm is only 2 years old, so most tree fruits haven't started bearing yet. Here's some of what is in season now, which is our dry winter season.
Last month I planted out some Longan, Purple Malay Apple and Ice Cream Bean grown from seed, and also 30 grafted Tahitian Lime and Meyer Lemon. I don't like planting much in the dry season because it means more watering chores, but I dislike root-bound plants in bags even more.
The shadehouse has seedlings of Blackberry Jam Fruit, Rolinia and Surinam Cherry growing. For some reason, I'm having poor results germinating Miracle fruit seeds (2nd try).
Made some tasty and simple Kumquat marmalade, earning my kumquat tree a reprieve from the ax. I don't like the sour flavor of the raw fruit but it makes a nice preserve.
On a whim, last month I grafted tomato onto a vigorous weed resembling eggplant. I think it is Solanum Torvum. Here's the weed and one month old flowering graft now:
Mango and cashew are flowering now. I sprayed potassium nitrate (100 grams in 5 liters of water; roughly 2%) one the lower branches of two non-flowering mango trees last week and again yesterday to promote flowering. No sign of flowering so far.
Figs are bearing, but the flavor is not as good as most figs.
First flowers on coffee!
The thing about papaya is that there's either too many or not enough of them. My first papaya from Hawaiian seed are bearing fruit now.
Most days I enjoy just wandering around the farm to watch things grow. Here's a sunset from the farm.