“It doesn’t stop being magic just because you know how it works.”– Terry Pratchett
The Smoky Mountains roll into eternity from that vantage point.– Angela Hollis
The two PawPaw trees finally have fruit on them!
And here is the beautiful leafy tree, looking very tropical with its big shiny leaves.
Also there are many shoots coming up. Some are older but some are new this year. Their natural growth habit is to form a patch, and not a single tree like an apple or a large bush like a fig.
This fall or winter I will plant one or two more nearby to increase the genetic diversity and pollination rate. These will be named grafted varieties with known superior fruit as opposed to wild ones which I suppose these are.
“Growing in containers is really very easy, if we allow it to be. Our plants are already programmed to become perfect genetic specimens, if only we can learn how to get out of their way by understanding what is limiting them and removing those limitations to the greatest degree to which we’re capable.” – Tapla (paraphrased)
In a nutshell, it helps to give them a habitat they love so they can thrive and fulfill their glorious destiny. Like people.
Below is an herb spiral under construction (not mine, sorry).
An herb spiral is a permanent container type garden which I can build. It creates multiple habitats just by its shape and orientation. You can even have a frog pond on the low, north side.
Here’s a batch of fresh, ripe Sauerkraut, ready for the fridge. The basic recipe requires only local organic cabbage, sea salt, and optionally a small amount of organic whey to give it a kick-start.
It’s real cream colored, not blue which is just the shadow of the strainer.
It seems that spring brings out all kinds of characters ….