Monday, 20 June 2016

Plants With Attitude

The other day at the Game Fair I happened up this plant
 Looks like a tomato and produces tomato like fruits
 With its own built in protection
Yes its covered in thorns 

 This is what it is,
Here is some more info on it 
I can never resist something unusual, so I bought one.
It can be grown out doors, but mine is staying in the poly tunnel.
When chatting to the young man selling them he recognised me, that threw me a bit.
He then went on to say he was the person who had the greenhouse off us, nice young man and he was looking at setting up an edible plant nursery. I had promised him some Oca this year when I harvest.
Here it is 
Not too far and i am planning to pay a visit very soon, I am all for supporting local business and to see a young man so enthusiastic about plants and growing food to eat is like a breath of fresh air, his parents run a winery and his little business is tag on to it.
I do hope it grows and continues, he is in his first year.
 
Today the Alpacas were due to be sheared but rain threw a spanner in the works and it means they are wet wet wet and wont be sheared today, they are booked again for Friday.
 
Right off to do something not sure what but I am sure I will find something to do. 
 
 
 

 

16 comments:

  1. So triffids are alive and well in Wales then! x

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  2. Love the look of that plant and never heard of it before. I'll have to get some seed next year!

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  3. What a great find in that thorny tomato! Will watch for updates :)

    Sorry your alpacas remained unshorn...I hate when my hair goes beyond need of a hair cut! Fingers crossed for dry on Friday :)

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  4. Our sheep are still waiting to be sheared as well, and looking forward to a new heap of fleece to spin!

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    1. I am still working through last years fleeces

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  5. What an unusual plant! I look forward to hearing what you think about its fruits. What a great coincidence that this was the young man who got your greenhouse. It couldn't have found a better home. You will have a lovely visit to his place, I'm certain.

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    1. I would never have recognised him just luck

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  6. Another fascinating and unusual plant! This is why I love reading blogs, all the new things I find out about!! Hope it grows well for you!

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    1. It seems they are fairly robust and will survive outside

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  7. I'm sure you'll find something to do! Loving the idea of an annual tomato/cherry plant. How wonderful that your greenhouse has helped his business already.

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    1. Its lovely to see a young man make a go of it

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  8. Thorny tomatoes? Now i've heard everything!

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