Yes, I know what you are saying, another tree! One of my readers, Yusuf said that a fig tree would be a good addition to my grove of already mature trees, it would grow fast and would produce some fine fruit. I could not agree more with the fruit part, but yet another tree.
While living in Playas the guardian of our rental home, Oswaldo would come by and bring me bags of these wonderful fruits. I became quite creative in my use of them besides just popping them into my mouth. One day I wrapped bacon around them and put them in the oven, cooked them until the bacon was crispy, what an excellent breakfast. Then I made jam using cinnamon sticks, star anise and the panela sugar it was exceptional. And the neighbors like it as well.
Right now I need to finish pruning the trees, decide if I want to keep the grass or rip it up and bring in good soil and some manure. Then I can decide where this tree will be planted, where I will put my herb garden and what flowering bushes I want to plant to cascade over the fence…my biggest problem is the amount of space I have in this yard…all these trees…I want paths under them, I want flowers around the trunks and well you see I am in somewhat of a bind in trying to figure out what the next step would be. Now I am turning to my friend Keith who has a great deal of experience with tropical trees from his own Florida garden. The past few weeks have not been great for getting much done because of the festival and so many other distractions. Maybe this week Keith and I can sit down and come up with a plan. Joe and I (well I did a lot of standing, moving branches not really trimming) trimmed back the dead wood from the one tree. Joe also trimmed up all the trees so it is possible to walk around without having your hair pulled out of your head. There are only a few branches left that are too high for Joe and the huge guava that is at the back of the yard, not sure what we need to do on that.
Fredy just told me that he is getting soil for his papaya farm and if I wanted to order some good soil he would be happy to add my order to his and have it delivered to my house. An offer I have taken very serious and put my order in the same day.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!!!