my backyard nature

its all about nature!


Growing Pineapple

I bought pineapple a while ago even though i am not a big fan of that fruit. After consuming it, i saved the top crown part and saved it. Pineapples are a type of bromeliad so i wanted to grow the plant from the top part.

I left in the water for 6 weeks or so changing water periodically when it gets muggy.

Eventually after 6 weeks it started sprouting out roots in the stem part & new leaves started growing too.

Once the roots grew out i planted it in soil outside. Now its been over an year and it is growing healthy.

I tried growing a second one too a while ago, that also successfully grew roots and planted that in the soil & now its well established too.

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Burro Banana

This would be the third year that we are harvesting small or burro banana from our backyard. Our plantain only failed us once which was last one year but that would be probably because we have been trying to save water & watering lesser & lesser when the plantain needs a lot of water for yielding fruit.

This is three pictures of the same banana row. We ate the bottom row( approx. 15-20), YUM!!

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This is the old post that I published 3 years ago, the very first harvest!!

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Onion Weed

 

 

This flower looks really beautiful but if it’s in a garden, it’s invasive!

The bulbs can be pickled just like pickling onions. Flowers make an attractive addition to salad and the leaves can be chopped and added to dishes that require mild oniony flavor. Whole young plants can be used just like a spring onion in sandwiches and salads.(Courtesy:pod gardening) Isn’t it interesting?

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A duck family

I found this duck family near my home & there are four fledglings, they seems to be pretty much ready to take off! First pic has mama duck with the fledglings & second one has dad with them. They were scared when they saw me so as usual they quickly swam away leaving me with these  blur pictures!

 

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Bird house

The bird house that I repainted recently but I don’t think its going to be occupied by anyone until next spring! Tried to paint more nature friendly colors so that it wont keep them from feeling welcome!IMG_1993 IMG_1991 IMG_1990

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Water Hyacinth

This water plant bloomed within a week I bought it! It spreads so fast that it is prohibited in many states in US! But its a welcome addition to any container pond!
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Some leftover flowers of summer!

 

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to Spring.
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