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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #140 on: April 08, 2013, 08:54:36 am »
Te lekker! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #141 on: April 08, 2013, 09:00:14 am »
Dit is mos nou die lewe!! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #142 on: April 08, 2013, 09:41:42 am »
Cool, you have dragon fruit! Sam has planted some that have germinated and are about 1cm high now. What's the trick to growing them?

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #143 on: April 08, 2013, 09:44:24 am »
I have not got a clue, downloaded a lot of info from the net... We'll probably put up lattice work and run them like grape-vines for now... Will be interesting to see how they perform... Will only fruit in a few years time though if grown from seed, cuttings from producing vines produce fruit a lot sooner.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #144 on: April 08, 2013, 09:48:43 am »
I have not got a clue, downloaded a lot of info from the net... We'll probably put up lattice work and run them like grape-vines for now... Will be interesting to see how they perform... Will only fruit in a few years time though if grown from seed, cuttings from producing vines produce fruit a lot sooner.

Apparently they flower on one night only and unless you have the right moth, they need to be hand pollinated. Sounds tricky! Anyways great tasting and bizarre looking fruit..

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #145 on: April 08, 2013, 09:57:01 am »
Apparently they flower on one night only and unless you have the right moth, they need to be hand pollinated. Sounds tricky! Anyways great tasting and bizarre looking fruit..
Correct, the flower only lasts one night. There are quite a few south african species of moths that may do the job but from what I have heard the local producers have to go around each night with a paintbrush and to the moth's job. Probably why they are so expensive in the shops. Always looks stunning in a fruit salad.
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #146 on: April 08, 2013, 10:03:59 am »
Sounds more hectic than it is, very easy to hand pollenate, just use a small paint brush and go through them... Apparently they are also pollinated by bats, which we have in the area.

Mom has blackberries in green houses, a lot of them, and she hand pollinates them, just takes a paintbrush and runs over the flowers... She says it's a simple procedure, while you tuck in stems and check plants.... A sort of all in one job! 
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« Reply #147 on: April 08, 2013, 10:10:49 am »
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #148 on: April 08, 2013, 10:28:53 am »
Can you smoke this shit? :pot: :ricky:
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« Reply #149 on: April 08, 2013, 10:33:21 am »
Some of it.... ;D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #150 on: April 08, 2013, 10:37:25 am »
WOW, truly beautiful you guys.

I have a few questions for Mark when he comes to fetch the Pergola   ;D
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #151 on: April 08, 2013, 10:40:31 am »
WOW, truly beautiful you guys.

I have a few questions for Mark when he comes to fetch the Pergola   ;D

Fire away!  :)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #152 on: April 08, 2013, 11:39:39 am »
stunning place!
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #153 on: April 08, 2013, 01:10:40 pm »
WOW, truly beautiful you guys.

I have a few questions for Mark when he comes to fetch the Pergola   ;D

does that mean I can help you drink the case of H  >:D  :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #154 on: May 08, 2013, 02:59:17 pm »
Beautiful!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #155 on: May 08, 2013, 03:04:04 pm »
Beautiful!
How are the custard apples doing?

In short, they have doubled in size... Freedom suits them!

But you'll just have to go and see for yourself...  :biggrin:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #156 on: May 08, 2013, 03:05:01 pm »
Anyone knows where we can get some Hazelnut trees from?
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #157 on: May 08, 2013, 03:15:05 pm »

In short, they have doubled in size... Freedom suits them!

But you'll just have to go and see for yourself...  :biggrin:

Both sound good to me.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #158 on: May 08, 2013, 03:39:26 pm »
 :sip: very nice well done.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #159 on: May 08, 2013, 03:45:48 pm »
Looking good! Let us know next time you there and I will bring all the local dogs to come and visit!  ;D ;)

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