Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chilli Bush: Big Red & Hot

Chillies like a warm, sunny spot, well drained soil and regular watering during dry weather so we have ours in a pot on the northern side of the deck. It loves it! As Amy said though "It produces well but geez it looks daggy". It is a scrappy looking bush but is happy to plump up some big juicy and bloody hot chillies for us.

As it can get pretty cool where we are, growing it in a pot means that we can bring it well under cover if we expect frost as well.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Macadamia Tree: One year

Macadamia Trees will pretty much grow anywhere so I'm told. It's just that the crop varies with the climate it's in and our little serrated leaved trooper is soldiering forth with nary a setback. It is a grafted one from the nursery and as they can reach 20m in height it is planted well away from the homestead along the fenceline.

I looove macadamias but it will be a few years yet before I have any to roast!