"good luck and advanced congrats on your guavas. I actually love to eat them when they are semi-ripe; still acrid but somewhat sweet. It is at that stage when i find them so refreshing, especially on a hot summer day. Once the rind loses its crunchy…"
"it depends on what genera of guava you have. If you have the psidium varieties, they are usually ready when they have considerably lightened up in color(most of them start out as dark green), say, yellowish or whitish green, and when it is easy…"
"I have a few varieties of guava growing, they are now in the 3rd year and flowering heavily. My Malaysian Red flowers and ripens fruit at any time of year, one or two trickle in every few weeks. My Tropic Pink, Mexican Cream, and the…"
I recommend a spray of dawn dish soap vegetable oil and water.
Mix 1 teaspoon each of the soap and oil (I keep food grade oil too old to cook with for this purpose but any food grade will do) with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. …"
"The plant featured in the middle looks like a chenopod, possibly fat hen or green amaranth. Can distinguish from Nicotina by the flowers, chenopods have massed "insignificant" flowers. Nicotina will have single to multiple coloured flowers…"
"I can't remember if it has milky sap - I pull them immediately when I see them. Nicotine can be a good pesticide but it carries some serious health risks.
Ann you can do a google search for images using the Latin name for the plant and…"
You were asking about strawberries thru the summer. Ours is a new garden - we planted in early August, including the strawberries. They've done fine in this hot fall, producing quite a few berries. They should be perennial, so we'll see how they do next summer and how long-lived they are here in this stressful climate!