image of a praying mantis

It’s not just fruit I’m cultivating, though that’s my main target. But flowers also play a big part of my garden and I’m trying to develop a garden that will attract wildlife and it seems it may be working. I’ve planted  nasturtium and that’s attracted butterflies and today I’ve seen only the second Praying Mantis I’ve seen in ten years on the island, sat on top of my cherry tree.

image of purslane

I’ve also got a small herb garden and my pride and joy in there is the Purslane. This succulent leafed plant is great in salads. A native to the Indian sub-continent, it’s prolific. I bought a small packet of seeds two years ago and it didn’t grow at all. That is until it suddenly started sprouting up last year and this year it’s seemingly everywhere!

image of tomato plants

But to get back to the fruit, today and yesterday I spent hours pricking out the tomato plants I have grown from seed, cherry, plum and beef tomatoes. It’s been a lot more successful season this year compared to last, about 60% more plants. All in all around 40 plants in total have come up, so we’re going to be eating tomato salads, cheese & tomato sandwiches, tomato toasties and tomatoes on toast for weeks… all topped off with purslane.

I wonder if I could make tomato cider?

Tom Kane © 2018
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