working hard on something i love.
i've started saving and collecting organic seeds and small fruit trees (shhhh...don't tell monsanto). working on building a huge greenhouse so i can grow different varieties of bananas and other tropical fruits. already have growing: a few varieties of figs, sugar snap peas, heirloom carrots, cauliflower, rainbow chard, greens, pineapple (will be moving it to the greenhouse once it's finished) and we have a few wild persimmon trees. i have a collection of organic peach, nectarine, sapote, honeydew, cantaloupe, christmas melon, watermelon, valencia orange, red bell pepper, cranberry hibiscus and 2 types of kiwi seeds waiting to be planted when the season is right and the greenhouse is done.
my current wish list for seeds and/or trees is huge and it's full of hard to find items. if you know of a nursery in the south that has any of the following plants, or if you have seeds/plants/trees/cuttings to sell, to trade or donate please don't hesitate to contact me :) were going to southern florida (homestead area) sometime in the next month with a trailer to stock up on banana trees and several other fruit trees.
so here's the list, i keep adding more everyday:
banana (any variety)
dragon fruit (natural mystic, yellow)
dwarf date palm
figs (all varieties, especially giant ones!)
and did i mention figs?
mango (any variety)
peanut butter fruit
persimmon (any variety)
plantain (any variety)
tangerine (any variety)
trying to find mostly dwarf sized trees for the tropical plants.
also, once we have established enough fruit bearing trees, we want to work on building a small hut and a tree house from materials around the woods here (lot's of dead wood around here) and recycled materials to have a place for conscious people to come and retreat, work on or enjoy the gardens, vacation, etc. it's a vision we're working on and we hope we can make it a reality real soon.
we have some beautiful wooded hills around here so we'd like to build a little cottage like this but on a smaller scale:
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we'll have walls insulated with bales of straw, recycled rainwater collection barrels, off the grid electricity, wood burning stoves for heat...pretty much the works when it comes to sustainability.
what do you think?