Avocado is one of my favourite foods. I love it mashed with a little sea salt or lemon. I love adding chunks of its creamy green goodness to salads. I have even whipped it up in a healthier version of chocolate mousse. It is such a healthy and versatile fruit.
Delicious and nutritious avocado ripening on my bench.
Avocados can be expensive though. At one point this year, they were selling for as much as $6 each in the shops here. As a way to counter that kind of expense, for a food that we eat very often, we have planted our very own avocado tree.
Our young avocado tree.
Our tree has been in the ground for little more than a year. It's grown a lot and is looking really healthy. Thinking ahead in the garden, to longer term harvests, is something I am learning more about as a gardener. I think it teaches forward planning, patience and delayed gratification.
Our avocado tree didn't bear fruit this season but one day it will (ever the optimist) and, when it does, we will have our own avocados to feast on for free. What a glorious day that will be!
I hope you have a glorious weekend.