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My Backyard Garden

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by blindpup10, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. MalStrom

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    Congrats! It’s been forever since I had a decent guava. They are handsome trees. Is it the white or pink variety? My parents next-door neighbor has a large guava tree that fruits heavily. The green parakeets like to sit on one half of the fruit and nibble the other side. You can tell when they are eating by the guava bits falling to the ground.
    I have seen a hardy pomegranate tree in my neighborhood that produces an increasing number of fruits each year. I am very tempted to try it. The orange flowers look very pretty.
     
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    Thank you.
    When I was growing up, I was never allowed to eat guava for health reasons. Then I moved to the US, forget about finding good guava in the midwest.
    After not eating guava for so long, I hadn't even explored the option of growing until my Vietnamese co-worker placed a big bag of homegrown guavas on my desk last Nov.
    My joy had no bounds. I went to the nearest nursery didn't even worry about the cost. Got the healthiest looking guava and dunked it the front yard. :cheer::cheer:

    @MalStrom- This is the white kind. Try Asian stores in Nov/ Dec for good guava. I have found good-sized guava in Asian stores but each fruit is like $5- $6.
     
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    @blindpup10 Are you considering growing figs, pomegranates and citrus? They would do very well for you and are largely problem-free.
     
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    (I have seen a hardy pomegranate tree in my neighborhood that produces an increasing number of fruits each year. I am very tempted to try it. )

    MalStrom - Few years back I just dropped some pomegranate seeds among periwinkle flower beds and pomegranate plant started to grow. First few years it just kept growing tall. And then with each passing year more and more pomegranates started to grow. E0219522-B46C-4856-AADC-E6CCA9211EFD.jpeg 1753AF6F-912F-4292-AB96-86CF0C7EAB5B.jpeg
     
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    WOW!! Very nice to see pomegranate.
     
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    My house came with a mature orange tree, not much interested in figs.
    But yes will consider pomegranate tree.
    My orange tree gives fruits at the beginning of the year Jan- Feb.
     
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    Malabar spinach thriving this year

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    Very nice. I didn't know Malabar spinach is a climber
     
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    Today's Harvest: Malabar Spinach and Zucchini

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