The Spider and the Apple
Garden and Nature in Words

The Spider and the Apple

It’s late Autumn now. Chill nights lead to mostly sunny days, but some rainy days too. Only a couple of cicadas left calling for mates, and they will be quiet all too soon. Deciduous plants are preparing to sleep, casting off leaves that survived the Spring bugs and scorching Summer sun. I love Autumn. The leaves … Continue reading

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Tamarillo – 5 Reasons Why You Need a Year Round Tomato
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Tamarillo – 5 Reasons Why You Need a Year Round Tomato

It’s a Fruit – It’s a Vegetable. Whatever I’m surprised that Solanum betaceum (Tamarillo), does not feature more often in permaculture systems. They are a fast growing small tree with good drought resistance, thrive in a strong wind when kept in bush form to about 2 meters, and of course, they make delicious fruit – … Continue reading