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PossumPatrol

I have a plant addiction. But hey, so do you. Melbourne, VIC Australia.

Capsicum Annuum 'Birds Eye'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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PossumPatrol

Finally we're seeing some red! Well, it's now or never.. Weather is starting to shift.. Autumn is almost here.

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madkeeg

How old is this plant? And does pruning help them become more bushy? Mines just very tall and top heavy :/

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PossumPatrol

@madkeeg I actually don't know how old it is.. It was a little tree when I bought it, and I've had it for amost two years. All the leaves fell of it last winter, and I pruned it till I saw green in the wood, and then it came back bushier in spring. I reckon cut it back in winter. Give it a shot and see if it helps?

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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PossumPatrol

There's something humbling and almost magical about watching a tree that was once completely bare during winter come back to life, and not just survive - but thrive gloriously with lush thick growth that rivals the previous. It makes me think of how in life there are bare, dry, seemingly hopeless periods where we think all is lost.. But if we weather through our "winter", taking care of our needs still despite how despondent we feel, when spring and summer roll around we see new growth and life,

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brightcolours

#philosophy

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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PossumPatrol

Early summer update: my poor bird's eye chili was completely bald after winter, and I had to chop it back to get rid of the dead bits. So happy to see it starting look more green again. Can't wait for some chili to fruit too.. I miss having fresh chilis!

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brightcolours

#birdseyechili

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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PossumPatrol

My poor bird's eye chilli went completely nekkie during winter. Was worried it might be dead. But here it is, springing back to life. I love how resilient nature is. It really teaches us faith and hope even when see none. #birdseyechili

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cschulz02

@PossumPatrol - Hi & thank you for following! It will be fun to have you along for the ride! I agree w/your statement above about faith & hope. Thank you for that. It’s a good reminder not to take our world for granted, & to not forget to observe the little miracles provided for us each day. It’s very nice to meet you & please feel free to stay in touch. Happy gardening! 🌴🌺🐾

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brightcolours

#newgrowth

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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PossumPatrol

Today's harvest. #birdseyechili #chili

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brightcolours

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 what will you do with them?

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brightcolours

#myhand #harvest

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brightcolours

#bestofmay

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PossumPatrol

@brightcolours I use them in stir fries as and when... ;)

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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PossumPatrol

It's been a while since my last harvest. Blame it on the weird temperature fluctuations... #birdseyechili #chili

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