atlantic forest

(left top) a banana cluster we harvested; (left bottom) our bananas growing; (right top) we planted a few bananas in our agroforest; (right bottom) two months later the bananas were thriving in our agroforest

Banana Planting Mania

Bananas grow all year around, though much slower during the cooler periods, and they were one of our steady local food supplies. We set out to plant more banana circles especially near the house.

(top left) our older kitchen garden; (top middle) last year's compost pile; (top right) our African Keyhole; (left middle) the closed jars of our experiment samples; (left bottom) the open jars of our samples; (right middle) the mold that has grown in the closed jars by the end of the three weeks of our experiment; (right bottom) the three open jars at the end of the three weeks

Compost & Soil Sprouting Experiment

The idea is to take two samples of soil that one knows to be good as the control and two samples of each of the soils / composts you would like to be testing.

avocado season approaching

Avocado Season Approaching

The wonderful thing for us about avocados is that they are high in calories and thanks to their short trunks and many branches the effort for us to climb the trees is minimal