Thursday, 16 October 2014

Holidays are Over :-(

We've been away in lovely Tenerife for a couple of weeks. Puerto de la Cruz is in the North of the island and is very beautiful. It doesn't get quite as scorchio as the South of the island, but night-time temperatures were 23°, so not bad for October!
Banana plantation
We had a few hours of rain over a couple of daya; the trees and shrubs really appreciated it but everything dries off so quickly as soon as the sun emerges.
Rainy morning
Here are a few of our flora and fauna pictures - more photos can be viewed here if you're interested.


We visited the plot the day after we got home - just for a quick look. The temperature remains high for the time of year, but there's been a LOT of rain. Mostly last Monday I've been told.
I don't know when the temperature dipped to zero but the plot looks pretty much as we left it - though there's more grass, in the wrong places!
I picked a couple of squashes. The patty pan was okay but the zephyr was going brown on the inside so I didn't eat that and I'll be chopping the plants down for compost fairly soon. The boltardy beetroot was still delicious even though it had grown big.
Oh, and I still got a good harvest of asparagus peas. Most pods have grown a bit too big but there are loads of flowers and new pods coming.
Talking of aspargus; I had some delicious lunches on holiday; asparagus & brie tostado, asparagus and tofu sandwich - mmm, so tasty. It was at the vegetarian restaurant, El Limon in Puerto de la Cruz - if you're ever there, I recommend it - particularly anything with asparagus in it!
Que aproveche!

2 comments:

  1. Lovely trees over the bananas. Are they pines? They have a very interesting shape

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    1. We originally thought they were the flower spikes on aloe vera, but I've since looked it up and they appear to be the flower stems of the agave plant. They grow tall then collapse after they've flowered.

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