papaya sapling Fiji
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Life Lessons with: Papaya

I collected and dried out more papaya seeds for our gardener to plant several months ago, and the saplings are coming up. It's a wonder to see: a visual reminder of natural growth. This morning, I noticed one sapling in particular. Our gardener had moved it to a new location on my request. He told… Continue reading Life Lessons with: Papaya

Food, garden

Papaya Harvest

Our gardener planted papaya seeds that have grown into a tall and healthy tree in less than a year. The tree has begun to yield lots of fruit. So much fruit, in fact, that I can practically walk out every day and pick a papaya off the tree to eat. I look out daily for… Continue reading Papaya Harvest

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Food, garden, photography

Growing Papaya

Our gardener planted some papaya seeds, and I'm amazed at how quickly a tree has grown from them. It's already about 7 ft. tall after less than half a year. The process is so simple: When you eat a papaya, scoop the black seeds out, give them time to dry, them plant them in the… Continue reading Growing Papaya