Fruit trees really are an exercise in delayed gratification, aren’t they? David18 and I planted our mandarine tree a year ago, after a guy at work brought in some mandarines from his tree. Tiny, but so very tasty, so I hunted down the same sort of tree and brought it home.
This is the lone mandarine. I’ve been eying it off for months, and on Sunday I picked it on a whim, brought it into David18 and said, “Do you want to go halves in our crop?”
He was sure it’d be bitter, but it was lovely. So much tastier than the galumphing great big ones you buy in the shops.
Maybe next year we’ll DOUBLE our crop???
And here’s part of my lunch that I picked while I was coming back in from the chooks. Self-sown lettuce and some French Breakfast radishes from Rob. (Rob started a seed swapping group on FB and these seeds are part of it.) These radishes are HUGE.
Anyway, I’d better race off and get it all ready. It’s 8.05AM and I still have to eat breakfast and get dressed. Lucky I live so close to work!