Saturday, January 05, 2008

Frostbitten Garden

One of the hazards of creating a tropical garden outside of the tropics is that cold weather can sweep in and wipe everything out. We tried to wrap and cover as much as we could, but the temperature went down to 25 degrees.
I raised that papaya plant from a seed. The plant grew to a gigantic size, and started flowering and producing fruit. I was so hoping I'd get my own home-raised papayas before we had our first real cold snap. Well, as least I had a bumper crop of bananas this year--yummy little bananas that also made delicious banana nut bread.

1 comment:

Wicked Gardener said...

I feel your pain. Papayas would have been wonderful!!