Sunday, January 3, 2016

Avocado in 2016

Welcome to the new year. I look forward to documenting what happens at Gully Grove, over the next 12 months. I also look forward to exploring some internal thoughts about myself. Not in a negative way, but rather to explore my own curiosity over life, and how things come to be.

Some things just cannot be explained. Much like our avocado tree. Of all the fruits I saw at first, many dropped off. I was left with three remaining ones which grew even bigger. Then one disappeared. Now, another has fallen off!

 Adieu avocado

I found it under the tree, in the vegetable patch yesterday. The last remaining fruit on the tree, seems to be all blotchy too. Maybe I won't hold my breath for that one either? But I was happy to see my sprouted from compost tree, at least attempting to fruit last year. It will give me hope for next spring.

Part of this gardening deal is, you don't really know what you're going to encounter in advance. You can read about it and put plans into action, but ultimately nature decides how your garden is going to grow. There are just too many variables to consider. But it satisfies my curiosity to see how I fit into nature, and how I can create new things from it.

I hope all your gardens grow well this year, even if you suffer a few set backs.


  1. Hmm, I have not grown an avocado before, how old is your tree? Good luck for the growing season!

    I might have to plant a free here I think. :)


    1. It must have sprouted some time between 2011 and 2012, as I have a photo of the vegetable patch, early 2011 (actually 5 days before the Qld floods) and its not visible then.

      So we're guesstimating its about 4-5 years old now. It may have even fruited sooner, if we looked after it instead of ignoring it, lol.

  2. A bit of self-discovery can be a little bit painful but in the long run it is worth it.


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