Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Black Sapote

This was taken back in late August,
when I brought her from the greenhouse in Minnesota.

This was taken this morning (Nov 11th 2009).
Ever since putting her in direct sunlight
she has really advanced quickly.
Shoots are coming off the main leader stem,
and there are no pests bothering her at all.

In her container, I placed about 10 red wigglers,
shredded brown paper bags from Trader Joes...
truly the best thing to do with paper bags.
I occasionally put egg shells in there, along with some parsley stems.

On her right, the passion fruit vine,
far left, the Tropic Pink Guava,
and a just-beginning-to-flower lavender.
When I use up the rosewater from those bottles,
I put a mix of filtered tap and diluted oceanwater (Thalassa Mix)
and give them a good spray every day or so. LOVING IT.

I got the black sapote from one of these lovelies
on the far right side of the hotel table.
This pic was taken in Mexico City while I was filming a commercial.
The yellow guavas are bagged, there are some unripe sapotes,
as well 3 guanabanas (soursop) and some bee pollen.
They are really some of the most lively places one can visit.

Black Sapotes should be really dark and soft before enjoying.
They are not as sweet as some would hope,
but some good honey or sweetener of choice will fix that fast.

Dont be afraid to start your own trees from seed!
Why not? Something may just come of it!
Spread plant-life! Im really trying to be an asset to Mother Nature
instead of a liability!! More people on the planet isnt necessarily a bad
thing if we all become assets to nature.

How many food forests can planet Earth Support?

Im wondering if a culture of Family Food Forests
will really take hold of Western countries.

Its a huge picture to look at, but how unrealistic is it? Really?
Could a shift in consciousness happen where the dream of
every young person is to build their own food forest
and then travel in the winter months off of the extra income?

There are many people that dont have any land,
but many people DO, and many others could buy some with
a year or two of frugality (and some priority re-evaluations).

How many out there are now considering a food forest garden one day?

Can we outplant the destruction?