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Hey honey, welcome home. :hugish:
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Aw thanks GA, nice to be back

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The saga continues :iconbiggrin:
The old stumps have been languishing in the greenhouse since last August, unloved and un-watered, but this morning I noticed what must be one of these fabled sideshoots that I've been reading about. The plant had been rained upon underneath a vent, so that probably spurred it into doing something. I've now watered the other one.
Also potted on the now growing rosettes from the last 2 into bigger pots than their parents had, so all systems go for a glut of pineapples in err, 3 years time.
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Post: # 294373Post Green Aura »

Excellent. I knew it would keep going.

My latest little diversion (based on a You Tube video I watched a couple of months ago) is growing pomegranate shrubs. The video was great - the pomegranate was rolled to loosen the seeds which were then put in a freezer bag and crushed with a rolling pin. The juice was poured out of a small nick in the corner (just enough for two, with gin and soda water :drunken:) and the seeds then planted in a propagator tray in compost.

I wasn't expecting anything but currently have six seedling. Only about 20 years to wait for the first harvest. Maybe I should have gone with pineapples. :lol:
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Re: Pineapples

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Green Aura wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:00 pm
I wasn't expecting anything but currently have six seedling. Only about 20 years to wait for the first harvest. Maybe I should have gone with pineapples. :lol:
By then climate change will ensure that you won't even need a greenhouse to grow them... :?
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I had a miniature pomegranate bush in my tunnel. It grew to about 7 feet tall and about the same wide, and it managed to have one flower two years running, then no more. The flowers dropped off just after I noticed them.
I dug it out back in the winter, enough was enough ... after 10 years of pampered existence, 2 flowers I decided was not worth it. :lol:
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Post: # 294378Post Green Aura »

So the lesson to be learned here is - don't look at the flowers?

I have an apricot tree which is similarly lacking in fruit - one apricot in about 6 years. I bought it for my mother about a year before she died. I can't bring myself to chuck the flipping thing out!
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