Hi all, after a few years of bad luck, breaking numerous vertebrae, heart surgery a few strokes etc. I am starting to feel a bit more like myself; typing is still hard, chewing is difficult and I am still nodding like a bobble head, drives me a bit nuts! The good news is that I am back managing to grow feijoas. Will be a few years until I’m back in full production. Hopefully be able to buy a small block of land for the farm instead of renting.
More about my health in the previous 2 posts:
A few photos, hopefully get these in the right order.
1: Ginger Rogers keeping me company as I prick out the feijoa seedlings.
2: Seedlings from Scottish grown fruit – 1 – possibly only 2 plants will survive
3: Seedlings from Scottish grown fruit – 2 – they’re grown in the same conditions but more doing well. This is how I sort out the strongest plants for Scottish conditions, from 100 seedlings in a good year I get 10 to 20 plants, a bad year be lucky to get 1.
4: Flower buds on a plant (May 18th 2022), this plant is grown from parent plants that were both grown in Scotland from seed. The fruit are sadly small but it produces around 100 to 200 and starts fruiting very early. My imported NZ plants haven’t even started putting new growth on yet.
5: Young feijoa plants, I planted these just after getting out of hospital in September 2021 a bit late but I hadn’t bothered earlier in 2021. I was still under the understanding that I had severe heart failure and I’d struggle for a while.
Going to stop here, this post has taken me a 3 days to write up and some of it was copy and paste.
Hope you’re all well and may your feijoas be plentiful!