- mangoes- A huge healthy tree. I picked fruit off daily and the critters got the rest. Now I know, they will ripen nicely indoors once harvested and I will pick them all early June, next year.
- Bananas- We've picked a few bunches and took the trees down as they don't fruit again. These bananas are delicious. They reproduce by sending more trees out from the roots. We have 7 small ones yet to fruit. We spaced them out to give them all space.
- Limes- It's a small tree, but some fruit is growing now.
- Orange- I saw the first Orange Blossom on August 1st.
- Grapefruit- While waiting for a closing date, I noticed big grapefruit on the small tree. They were gone by the time we closed. Next year....
- Avocado- I would love it if this tree produces.
I have been sticking the tops to my pineapples in the ground. I have about 7 that have taken well.
When I moved some compost over to fertilize the above trees, I noticed vines growing from seeds in my compost. I have two healthy vines. One is growing what I think is butternut squash. The other is growing "fuzzy gourd's." I've never heard of a fuzzy gourd, but I quickly got a mature fruit and sliced for my salad! I can't decide if its more like a cucumber or zucchini. But I like it and it looks like I am going to have lots of it. It's not prickly, but hairy and has small yellow flowers. Any ideas? Also, since I can't remember eating this before, I wonder how the seeds got in my compost. I eat the seeds of cucumber and squash. .
In containers, I have aloe, rosemary, more basil, a little chive, and parsley. I soak seeds and nuts also in my kitchen. Recently I found out how delicious & easy, soaked and dehydrated raw, organic sunflower seeds is.
Lauren gave me horse compost. I have been saving seeds from my organic produce. I need to sort through my seed collection. I buried a few seeds with the horse compost. Coconut from our neighbors tree ( I won't be hanging a hammock anytime soon.), Lychee pits from Gerrie, dragon fruit seeds from Stacey, ginger root from co-op, papaya. It will be fun to see what sprouts!
All this might sound impressive, but from I haven't really yielded that much yet. Lots to look forward, too! I love the potential!