Pineapple Update

If you remember what happened to the poor pineapple I have good news for you. The plant has been relocated to a part of the garden that will get slightly less rainfall (no roof runoff). The resulting pineapple was cut up a couple days later and it was delicious. The size was small but the fruit was extra juicy and sweet. A big win in the backyard fruit category. The leftovers from the pineapple are being used to make a new pineapple plant. My attempt at doing this in the past was not successful but I am willing to try once more.

Grapes

The muscadine grapes keep coming and coming this year. They are such a treat. When they are golden brown like in the picture below it is the perfect time to pick them.

They are very sweet – almost dessert like. The only downside is that it is a bit of work to get to the sweetness. The skin is pretty tough and tasteless and you have to end up spitting out 3-4 seeds after you get the fruit, but believe me it is so worth it.

Hello December

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Hello December. So far we haven’t had a major chill. The garden seems to be doing well. Tomatoes are very slow to ripen because the winter sun doesn’t warm the tomatoes enough during the day. Just this week we are finally seeing some tomato ripen action.

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Those tomatoes will be great on all the lettuce we still have growing. I need to start more seeds of this so I can continue the crop.

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One of the figs became ripe this week.

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The blueberry bushes are beginning to bloom for some early spring blueberries.

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Finally, as you see in the picture at the top, the muscadine grape is dormant for the winter. See you in the spring!