Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Owning a Home in St Thomas, USVI - Landscaping - Part II

Just thought I would give a quick update on the progress of our landscaping here.

Big useless banana (plantain) tree has more leaves no bananas. Lime tree is still in the foreground, still no limes.

Little banana tree has some new leaves.
Mango tree has a bunch of new leaves!

Front hibiscus wants to do well, but with the recent dry spell, the iguanas having been making it lunch. The other hibiscus I planted in January has passed away. When I went to through it in the bush, it got stuck on some vine and is now hanging. Death by hanging, no, no cause for death other than it was bought from Home Depot.

To replace the dead and now hanging hibiscus, we have a new addition to our family, meet Papaya!

I had some seeds that got packed from stateside, zucchini and jalapenos (glad to have fresh jalapenos, when I was making my turkey crockpot chili when we went to Soggy Dollar, I went to three stores with no fresh jalapenos, finally found them at a small grocery store, Marina Market).

I also brought down in my suitcase some snips of my house plants since they couldn't make the trip. I have a spider plant that I had since college, yes 21 years ago, and a Christmas Cactus that was my late mother's. I put them in a Tupperware with a wet paper towel and replanted them here. They are really growing well!

Since the jalapeno and zucchini were doing so well, why not try some more. So now we have pablano peppers, lettuce (produce here sucks, they really don't grow anything here.), and basil. Not much too look at with those, waiting for them to sprout!

Here is the zucchini two weeks later, see the one leaf is turning silver? Read on-line that it is nutrient deficiency, so added some fertilizer. Jalapenos are doing well!

Fresh Vegetables and fruit soon come?

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad your transition to island life has been so great. I look forward to following your adventure here. It is truly and adventure! Bless


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