Bananas!

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Who says you can’t grow bananas in Sydney?

Out the back of our house, in the convent, the local Tongan community planted a row of banana trees along the railway line. They’re not lavished with any love, so they struggle to fruit in the Sydney climate. But the photo above shows that good things come to those who wait.

We took a few bananas for eating (yum!), a couple more for freezing (banana cake), and then gave the rest to the sisters in the convent. Good timing, considering that bananas are upwards of $12/kg in the shops at the moment. Food security in action…

PS. this is what was left after the possums took their fill. You have to be quick, even in the inner city!

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