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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Going Bananas for Bananas.

We have great tropical weather and a nice little garden area in the backyard. I could be more eco and frugal by growing a lot of eatables.

I did try last year. I grew a little bit of rocket (enough for 1 salad) and 2 small cos lettuce were eaten too. Our basil went well but has since died and our beautiful tomatoes all died before producing fruit. Dolly harvested 3 mini carrots from a full packet she planted.

Our passion fruit has grown profusely but not fruited and the paw paw trees have all been non fruit bearing. Either they need some pollenation help from us or they are just the wrong sex to fruit.

However... the garden has lots of banana trees that belong to everyone and mainly cared by Handy D. He obviously has a greener thumb then I. Three bunches were chopped down this week and shared amongst the flats. I love frozen bananas on our hot hot days.
Chopped Down Banana Bunch 
My mum also purchased a food dehydrator this week. She's not particularly pleased with it, but I'm itching to borrow it and give it a go with the mangos and bananas. I'll let you know how I go.

Mary Mary.. How does your garden grow?

What has been growing in your garden?

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to eat a banana right now. Thanks for the idea.

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