Monday, February 18, 2013

A "help me" regarding a phantom plant

This plant with (now) the orange fruit self seeded into a pot where I was growing succulents. It's clearly a Solanacae of some sort - the flowers looked like capsicum flowers and the foliage looks like capsicum, tomatoes and even (ugh) deadly nightshade.

So my obvious question - what is it? The plants range from poisonous to yummy (deadly nightshade to Chilli) and I'm wondering whether to pull it out or go with it.

We'll see if Malcolm Campbell has some ideas.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Anatomy of a graft

This graft took. Just a strait angle cut, match up both layers of the wood and tape it. Interesting to see how the scion wood has grown into the rootstock.

But now we have Nonno Guissepe's peach growing in our driveway, on the same (wild) rootstock where I have a funky espalier donut peach.