I thought I would use this post just to post a few of many photos that I enjoyed taking in the past few days of some of the different things growing in the garden.
Gardening thread. : I thought I would use... - Healthy Eating
This is the last of the mangos that I picked this morning...I want to air layer 3 branches for this tree, it's not big tree, but it has give us well over 50 mangos this year. Plus the many hundreds from the other trees we have had. It's a bit of a relief that this the last of them....😁
They look very nice Happyman, it must be wonderful to eat fresh mangoes. 😊
You can never have too many mangoes in my mind!😁
We have had hundreds of them this year, we have all over doused ourselves on them, my wife has enough dried mango to last for the next two years, am fine with the last of the mangos, 😁
The last of the Mangoes, sounds like a movie!😁Seriously though, I hardly ever get mangoes now, either I find them to be minute versions of those I used to enjoy, or/and ridiculously expensive here.
Papayas are even worse.
I haven't been back to London for 7 years but before that I would go back every year to see my mum, I would always find the very best mangos and carefully wrap them to take to her, she love them.As with most fruits they are at their best when the ripen on naturally.
We got a few papaya plants growing but we haven't been doing very well with them.
Both mangos and papaya are a good price when in season, but expensive when not in season. 🙂
I don't know what it's like there now, haven't been since 1992, but it used to be incredibly inexpensive to buy a huge huge box full of any fruit that took your fancy in Thailand, and indeed other parts of SE Asia.I ate massive amounts if fruits while there, but nit so much back here in the UK.
Ship them over to the rest of us
You're in the wrong direction, me first, and there won't be many/ any left!😁
I'll bribe him
Not sure Monopoly money'll cut it!😁
Lord have mercy, I bust out laughing.
😁 How are you today? Is it really warm there?
A bright beautiful morning. The birds are singing their morning greetings but the heat wave is still in effect. Hope you're well on your side of the pond.
Happyman, apologies for hijacking your post. Hope you dont mind the friendly banter🙂
Cloudier, but birds are squawking, so I'm happy! Actually I wish they'd give my head peace for a little moment, just a second even, I've had none stop demands at my window from 4.30am can you believe!😄
I'll rob a bank and happily enjoy my mangoes in jail
I'd join you for papayas! Though they're a weird one, sometimes not so sure I actually like them, but seem addicted to the strange flavour!
You dont like papayas? Shock.. horror....faint.
Cold mango and papaya fruit salad with a sprinkle of lime and sugar is absolutely yummy
This is a new tree that I planted a few years ago when it was a couple of feet high, I has given some flowers before and had some fruit on it, but as the tree was not strong enough yet they come off..this time its keeping one on and it's a bit bigger then the size of an orange, but it can grow to about 8" to 9" in diameter. Its looking very healthy so we think it will be just fine now, very happy seeing it.😊
Been tempted to plant a pomelo but we have a 20ft grapefruit tree that produces the best pink grapefruits I’ve ever tasted, there ready around December & still have some on the tree now in June.Also grown & planted seedlings & this year grafted scions from the original tree onto the seedlings, got 5 that have taken, grafted 3 persimmons too
One of my boys loves grapefruit I buy them just for him, they are imported, I have never seen the the trees for sale or am sure I would have bought one. Pomelo and limes and a couple of varieties of orange are the favoured citrus fruit in Thailand, maybe I should look on the internet to see if there are grapefruit trees in Thailand..
These can grow to the size of a football, we had huge one a few years ago and that still had some more growing to do, but one of my sons hit it with a football..and down it come.☹
I have a few different varieties of limes, but the kaffir leaves are the only ones used in cooking. These little limes are ready to pick but I just love seeing them every day 😊
The way they are hanging is very picturesque. Lucky you
There resting on the wire on the pergola, they would probably would have snapped the branch had I not put them on it.😊
Wow you have a garden of delicious fruits growing. You are so lucky happyman. "Last of the mangos" I would love to eat mangos all year round happily. We haven't even had our first lot here in the UK. Have you had mango smoothie. We have mango Lassi here in the UK and in India when its mango season.
You are talented in the kitchen and the garden. Your wife is blessed to have you.
What does the Pomelo taste like? Is it used like lemons and limes or do you eat it like grapefruit. I've not hear of this fruit or seen it in the UK.
I've had mango lassie and strawberry lassie in India, but I mostly had it just plain, we was agonda for 3 months last year, just left in March when covid really started to effect the whole world. My wife is just getting a Pomelo really to eat, it not easy talking the skin off as its very thick, it has segments the same as an orange and grapefruit, but taste nothing like them. It will keep fresh for a week and longer even with the skin of as long as you don't cut into the segments.
They come in slightly different tastes, depending on the variety.
They are a mild flavour but I just couldn't describe the taste.
They do have them in England I used to buy them from the Chinese supermarket wing yip supermarket in cricklewood London over 25 years ago. You probably find where they are sold on the internet.
They are a very popular fruit in this part of the world.
Thank you for your lovely comments 😊
My daughter just brought me some, so I thought you might like to see what they look like inside. They are very juicy. This is from the very big ones.
So would I!😊
They are lovely Niao, we have a couple of small one's that we don't let them get big, there are some limes on there, but really we just use them for the leaves, there used a lot in Thai cooking. Perhaps I will add a couple more photos on this thread tomorrow of things that might be of interest 🙂
Please do, it's great to see!😊
I will, for sure 🙂
Please do. Its interesting to see what kind of different fruits grow in different countries 🙂Love your cooking post too. Especially the Moussaka. It looked delicious 😋
Thank you Zara, the Moussak really was a perfect comfort food for me..I will be using the exact same method and ingredients the next time I make it. 🙂
The fine lady has finally graced us with her presence Happyman4, a compliment from her is akin to a Michelin star rating
Appetites back. The bland food eaten on Monday with my meds has helped me Alhumdulillah. Craving all sorts today 😋
Yes it does feel like I just received a Michelin star 😁
Indian food is time consuming but is delicious to eat. Since becoming ill I do like simple meals and sometimes more healthy to eat.
It puts by crops to shame!
Hi Happyman4, what a beautiful and magical garden of fruits you have. 😁👌 I love everything, Thai mangos are the best, so sweet and yummy. Pink pomelo is so good with some tajin salt.😋
Thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your food and garden. 😊🙏🌺
Two varieties of guava that I grow in pots. I took the photos yesterday.On the left is what is the most commonly grown in Thailand, they can get quite big, some bigger then an orange.
On the right are a small pink variety, I don't know the proper name of either.
I use to have the purple and gold varieties, but didn't look after them properly so lost them.
Guava is a very popular fruit in this part of the world. 🙂
Two of my favorite juices growing up were guava and mango. My mom loves the former. What an enormous blessing to have them growing in your garden.
Many years ago, a friend introduced me to Guava jam. It was delicious.
I've never seen guava jam in the shops, I just look it up on lazda, same as Amazon, £7 for a small jar..😳 Some years an ex pat started to do something like guava jam on his little fruit farm, I bought a small jar of him for about £6, but it was only small chunks of the pink guava inside with mostly added sugar.. ofcourse we never eat any of it..but the ones on the net look like real jam, might give it a try🙂
The time that I tried guava jam was 40 + years ago. Maybe I tried some of my friends guava jam and then bought a jar myself. . Sweet but with its own flavour.
Hey thanks for sharing your photo's of your wonderful crops Happyman4 👍😊
Not seeing the pictures ?
I not sure why your not seeing the pictures..I've looked through my post and there all there.Are you not seeing any of them?
No, it must be my setup ? Other’s are seeing them, do you grow avocados
I have some young trees in pots that are doing very well, I use to a big one that I'd been growing for years, but when I had some building work done. somehow the builder's managed to kill it with washing out the cement mixer near it..It's the tailor birds favourite tree to nest in.
I know others people are seeing them & I’ve checked my settings, just can’t figure it out lol
Anyways, I too am having a go at growing mangoes & I am in Florida BUT north Florida, 120 miles north of Orlando, we have been known to get down to 15F but that’s not happened since 2010 but we still have cold fronts that come sweeping in from the north & this makes it challenging to grow, mangoes ect, just 2 hrs south to Tampa & it’s another world, you go from sub tropical to tropical lol
Yorkshire born & bred
It's worth having a go at growing them, you never know until you tried. Am sorry you can't see what I posted, if you have something you want to post you can try posting in on this thread, see what happens.
I’ve posted before, no problem
Okay, are you seeing pictures from other posts, or is it just this one ?
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