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green tomato, hung on a fly screen, with acetate underneath. go figure??

green tomato, hung on a fly screen, with acetate underneath. go figure??

I don’t know why I have cut up a green tomato and stuck it on my fly screen and photographed it. pretty eh? Perhaps by taking the time to photograph it I see it in a different light! Who was it that said…’you only truly see something when you photograph it’ ?

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You see here the remains of a Reed Avocado, locally grown, non grafted tree. I’m growing these seeds now, I’m so impressed. This avocado has won my medal for the yummiest avocado ever, it’s creamy, hardy, nutty, sweet and a pretty green and with a little lime juice squeezed over it (limes are in season now as well!) its perfect.

super yum

super yum

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Glenda's african horned cucumberMany of the veges and fruit growing in my garden are gifts. I work in aged care and the seeds swapped,usually come with a story.  Many things grown are considered weeds or unwanted, like choko for instance. These cucumbers were bought into our centre by a lady called Glenda, and many people spoke about gathering them as children and most people took at least one home to eat and save the seeds from to grow next season. These generous and easy actions may help old varieties of local seeds survive the onslaught of patenting

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