Rare alright. I've had three plants in for about four years and had about ten of these tiny fruits. But they are available dried, really cheaply in Asian grocers so they must grow well somewhere.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
The window for pruning here in Adelaide has more or less shut, as fat as citrus goes. I'll tell you why.
Pruning stimulates new growth and that growth is green and soft. At the end of summer the citrus leaf miner comes out and destroys those new leaves. As it happens you'll just be pruning all that deformed shit out next spring.
So my advice is that here in Adelaide you should just let it run. Its good to have a lot of leaf through winter. Citrus are tropical and need all the photosynthesis they can get when the soils get cold, the days short and they're trying to ripen their fruit.
Then, here on the plains in Adelaide, prune them hard in October. If it's a strong tree you'll be rewarded with an explosion of new green and a bunch of flowers.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Walking down to the beach at Sellicks today gave me a great chance to tell one of the kids about millions of years of geology. Very simple, very obvious layers in these cliffs.
Just like millions or (hundreds of thousands at least) years all bottled, for us.