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.