May 27, 2015

In the garden today

I have been neglecting this blog for months...... 
It has been summer, it has been hot, it has been humid, it has been................ everything.......... I have barely existed! 
Finally 'winter' is here - I'm living again! 

The worst growth of summer is over and it's finally possible to do yard work in the middle of the day without being roasted in the sun. 
I brought my camera yesterday and captured a few things in the area of the garden where I was working. 

Out of Africa - almost - LOL. Yes, it's coffee beans. We have a few coffee plants in our garden and they have berries now.  Actually coffee beans are not beans at all, they are berries. The coffee 'bean' inside the berry is the seed of the coffee plant and is also the 'beans' we roast for coffee. These beans are soon ready to be harvested. 

Coffee plants in our garden.

This 'little' fellow is one of the inhabitants in our garden. They are 'outside-spiders', never seen them inside. I had definitely freaked out if I had seen one inside! As far as I know they are harmless. They spin their web and stay there. The web is big, strong and glue-ish. 

Passion fruit, or purple granadilla as it is called in South Africa. 

... and bananas of course! 
When I lived in Norway, I thought a banana was a banana.... I was wrong! There are several varieties and the tastes are different. We have two varieties in our garden; one that has a slight sour taste (which we both love) and one we just call 'normal' bananas (not sure which variety these are). 


Phyllis Pharis said...

Wow Astrid! You are quite the farmer! I can't wait till my passion flower produces some fruit. I've never had it and am anxious to try it!

Elzaan said...

You have a very productive garden...We are suppose to have mangoes, coconuts and bananas in our garden, but we never see them...