Pictured above some pretty red coffee beans on my coffee bush! It is now about 4 feet tall after 3 years of growth. Another Steemian reminded me today how fortunate I am to live in the tropics. He is so right, especially regarding sustainability. Two to three growing seasons a in a year, and I can grow super cool things like COFFEE!
We were not sure we could grow coffee here in South Central Florida but three years later here is the proof! We were eating fresh coffee beans in Ecuador three summers back which gave us incentive to try growing our own here in Florida.
But some of my other tropicals did not do so well. ; /
But for some of my tropicals there has been a happy ending of renewed life. Check out this cool picture of my decapitated papaya. It was my biggest female producing plant (females give the fruit) and my favorite, as I can see it from my kitchen window. BUT GOD In his amazing abundance has given it new life...so happy! You can see the bright green new growth budding out on the top half of the trunk. The same is happening with this banana. It had completely drooped in half, doubled over, so we chopped the broken half off and as you can see right behind the trimmed trunk a whole new set of shoots are sprouting up just weeks later. :)
I hope this post finds all of you as equally blessed!
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