Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Tamarind in the front orchard area is really coming into its own with lots of new growth, fruit and flowers. For tropical trees in this area Cal-pril or Dolo-pril really make a difference in nutrient uptake and the results are dramatic, struggling trees show vigor and new growth as they are able to take in nutrients with the addition of soil amendments.
On the non organic side Tri-Super Phosphate is also a good boost for struggling trees
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Vanilla Orchid Vines that had been running wild and uncared for bloomed this year in a few places. With Ken Bernard and Robert Wolaver's help we managed to pollinate some flowers. I'm hoping to propagate more vines this year and give them a little more tlc. The flower /pod above is growing in a Mamey tree in the main orchard. The photo was taken 3 months apart to show the time frame of pod development.
I like to think that since both their point of origin is Mexico they may have some symbiotic bond? The shade from the Mamey does let a lot of light in so maybe as with the Pitaya it is good for a overstory / understory cultivation regime