Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Prickly pear

Earlier this year, when the weather was very hot at the end of last summer,  I decided to grow plants that don't mind the hot dry weather that we always get during the summer.  I chopped some pieces from a prickly pear that produces plenty of good fruit on the side of the road between Gawler and Kapunda.  I left all of the pieces on the ground (they seem to grow easily on the side  of the road) and left them...
... and in the last month, they have produced a whole lot of new "pads."

The now ones look very much like "Mickey Mouse ears" although this one has produced three... 
I'll be waiting for fruit now.... and nopales....

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