Today I am keeping busy. A friend has given me 2kgs of tangelos that I am currently making into marmalade. I have included in the mix a very few of my Australian Red Centre Limes (a cross between an acrid mandarin and an Australian Finger lime). I am not sure if there will be any impact on the flavour, my previous experience with finger limes is that they imparted a noticeable flavour to my marmalade.
This afternoon I am cooking the fruit in two batches. The first to derive the juice and the remainder to include in the jam.
Here it all is cooking away.
Meanwhile I am preparing some toilet rolls so I can get some pea seeds started. Hopefully it’s not to late to get a crop in. I tape 3 toilet roll cores together before filling them with seed raising mix and getting the seeds underway.
Once the seeds sprout the rolls will be separated and planted individually. This way I can set up the best defenses against the ever present garden snails.