Monday, June 20, 2011
The man with the box is Jean Tinne who we have hired to care for the plants. He also oversees our guest house security. His eyes really lit up when we lifted this box of young plants out of the boat.
Check out the soil in the third picture. These bananas are just a few months old. The last pic shows what the bananas will look like after just 18 months. What's more, each plant will produce sucker offshoots at the base of the plant that can be split and planted, and the process of growing, producing fruit, and reproducing is repeated.
Sue and I decided that all the money we take in at our Hostas For Haiti sale (July 2nd, 9AM - 12Noon) will go to buy bananas plants Every $3 in proceeds of our sale will provide a banana plant to a peasant family in Haiti. Plus, you get a great hosta for your yard.
A good deal all around.
Posted by Steve at 10:39 PM