|Our Papaya Trees|
The first result of this accidental process was a papaya tree. At first I thought it was just a big weed; weeds around here get HUGE. But I hesitated to pull it up, because I had seen a similar plant in a neighbour's front yard, which seemed to be there on purpose. So I asked the neighbor, and he told me it was papaya. So, of course, I let it go.
|Our first ripe papaya - today!|
By "larger" I mean 6 inches - hardly the right size for a papaya. It's ripe now, and tomorrow morning we're going to try it. We're excited! This will be our second home-grown food; although the tomato plants showed up later, they produced fruit much quicker (last summer) - they were delicious!
|Green papayas still on the tree|
I'll pictures and posts of our other plants over the next few days, both accidental (tomato, pineapple, avocado, beans and Mexican Marigolds - the famous Cempoalxochitl, pronounced "CEM-pa-su-chil"or flower of the dead) and planned growth (Bougainvilleas, and miniature roses.)
|A papaya flower|