We carved a pineapple this year as well as a few pumpkins. Lots of spooky fun going on here!
You'll enjoy carving a pineapple...they have so much personality with their crazy hair! I tried to make our pineapple appear joyful, with a big toothy grin.. They're easy to carve, Here's a few photos to give you some ideas on how to make your own...
Best wishes everyone for a safe and happy Halloween!
I'm super happy to share with you that one of our Hawaiian papaya has blossoms...in San Diego! And blossoms mean fruit...hopefully! I LOVE papayas!
This tree was grown from a seed that I saved from a sunrise papaya. I purchased the fruit at a Kauai farmers market. The tree is almost 2 years old and is just over 5 feet high. I've been growing papayas for about five years and this is the first one to flower. I currently have 3 other trees...with luck they'll flower too.
Papayas are easy to grow from seed. They at least two weeks to germinate so don't be discouraged if you don't see a sprout right away. Once it sprouts the plant grows very fast. They like full sun to partial shade. I water mine every other day and fertilize twice a month.
Our weather tends to stay warm through November. We'll see if it has time to fruit. I'll keep you all posted as to how it does here in San Diego. Wish me luck!
Be happy if you were not in San Diego this week. It's been insanely hot! On Monday our temperature got up to 104F! Isn't that crazy?! According to Accuweather that's 25 degrees above the historical average! And what made it even worse was that it was super windy! They call them Santa Ana winds. It's hot wind blowing east from the desert. It was so strange seeing and feeling the wind blow the wrong direction and the wrong temperature. It felt like a hair dyer blowing on you. No Bueno San Diego.
The photo above was taken INSIDE my house. That's right friends, we have no A/C. Homes in our neighborhood do not have air conditioning. I would say that most homes in San Diego are without it. The only people that I know who have A/C live on the eastern side of San Diego, where it's usually warmer.
Some of our friends and family said "go to the beach". Sadly, the beach was hot too. The hottest areas this week were along the coast. It's not fun to go to the beach when it's 100 and the wind is blowing. Icky.
No more complaining. Gotta keep my aloha.
We did have some beautiful sunsets this week.