The slow transition through Autumn between Summer and Winter seems to last forever.
The rain this Autumn has been welcome and very refreshing.
Autumn equals Avocados
Avocados actually ripen when picked from the tree.
They mature on the tree and can last for up to 18 months
as the tree 'preserves'them.
They only ripen when separated from the tree.
This variety is a Secondo, it is a semi dwarf variety (a cross between Hass and Bacon Avocados).
This is a late season watermelon.
My husband puts an upside down pot over it when the chickens are free ranging.
We plan to eat this one!
Kourusagi (Bunny) under the avocado tree.
There are still tomatoes ripening and we have had a mass of corn cobs.
I am so enjoying these Pitayas (Dragon Fruit).
Luscious Basil, soon to be turned into pesto for winter.
I think they grow much better in Autumn than in Summer.
There are plenty of eggplants - you can see the pretty purple eggplant flowers.
A red Birds Eye Chili which seems to fruit all year round.
Self seeding continually so there are always small chillies available for picking.
Presently we have a carpet of snake bean plants.
The snake beans grow well from seed as evidenced by this glorious display.
It sure beats mowing, anyday.
Red papaya, these are huge and it is a self propagating tree.
Even though the main branch snapped, these tamarillos are still ripening.
The last of the pomegranates.
Ruby red grapefruit protected from the galahs.
Can you believe limes are priced at $1 each in the supermarket?
Or lemons selling for 50 cents each?
These are the highlights of my April garden.
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Buon appetito, Merryn.