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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A crop of grapefruits
This is our grapefruit tree. Last time during its blooming season, it attracted a lot of bees, which I was very happy about. It resulted in good pollination and a much better crop than last time. The grapefruits are small but very sweet and taste so much better than store-bought fruit.
I wonder how well they will keep on the tree if we eat them a little at a time, or whether it's better to pick them all at once. We are still very novice gardeners, you see. :o)
I'm relishing the pleasure of picking fruit and eating it, still warm from the sun, right under the tree where it grew. I believe it's also good for children to see fruit growing, then finding its way to our plates. It removes some of the detachedness in having all our produce come home in plastic bags from the supermarket.
We also did some experimental planting of tomatoes and radishes this week, and if the results are successful, I'll share pictures.