I knew that there was mention of an unglazed pot in the middle which held the water after the hole was covered over with glue so I bought one from Bunnings and found an old larger pot 'down the back' for it to fit into.
However, I should have watched the video again as I didn't realise both pots were supposed to be unglazed as my outer one is glazed and also the larger one should have been filled with sand not soil. Oops! Anyway, the cuttings seem to be growing okay at this stage.
Another idea which looks easy to do is the Great Fertilizer Factory and I have the pipe, the string, the comfrey and nettle and just need a 2 bottles including a 1 litre one filled with sand and the CEO to hang it up somewhere suitable. The pipe sits on another bottle and comfrey and nettle are put into the pipe and the juice is pressed out into that bottle on the ground by the weight which is the sand filled second bottle. Check out the video and you will understand what I mean. It is Idea No. 5. I like easy to do tips, don't you?
While I was down the back the other day I had a look under the Jaboticaba to see if anything was happening there at the moment and I noticed that the flowers were forming on the stems once again and there are hundreds of them. We didn't get much fruit last time for some reason but it does fruit twice a year and we got heaps the time before that so I suppose it just depends on how much rain we get as it isn't watered.
For any new readers this is what the fruit looks like. It grows along the branches and underneath the foliage so you would never even know it was there unless you went looking for it. If you would like to read more about the fruit check out The Bizarre Jaboticaba Tree. It is quite fascinating.
It has quietened down in our city now as the Carnival of Flowers is over for another year although I noticed today when passing Laurel Bank Park that the viewing platform is still up and there were lots of people in the park checking out the beautiful gardens. I took a photo of these cute pink flowers in Queens Park when we visited there before the Carnival. They are gorgeous. It is worth coming to Toowoomba during this time when the gardens are looking their best if you have any plans to visit the Sunshine State next year.
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