As I’ve written before, I’ve got something cool going on down south.
I visited last week and got some new photos. It’s amazing how fast tropical plants grow – everything is looking pretty darn good. I need to get some nitrogen-fixers going, though. Maybe I should mail Dad some pigeon peas…
Check out what’s going on – the 6th Street Mulberry I got from the Edible Plant Project and gave to Dad has almost doubled in size. Crazy.
Next, here’s my little tropical avocado seedling. It’s about 4′ tall now. Not as amazing as Eddy’s, but it’s gonna get there.
Remember my previous story about cutting down the scheffelera tree? The acerola cherry we planted to replace it is doing wonderfully… and it’s bearing fruit already. Dad’s been sharing them with visitors. Look!
And… here’s one last shot for the road. I may not be able to grow the tropical subsistence plot I want up here, but at least I get to play around every few months ago in my parents’ backyard.
Not bad at all. Mom and Dad have already been harvesting fruit, beans and even the occasional self-seeded tomato from this little patch of jungle.