Friday, September 21, 2007

Planting seedlings, Planting seeds, Resetting trees

Thanks to our 90 member crew, we've back on schedule for planting this year. Kudos to the crew for a job well done: cleaning-up fields, resetting trees and planting new seedlings after hurricane Dean.

Needless to say this feverish planting activity has depleted our nursery stock. Always thinking of our future in Belize, nursery workers have started sowing new seeds for future crops, see photo below.

How fast do papaya trees grow in Belize? Check the photo to the right. Papaya trees grow straight. Notice the slight bends in the trunks on these trees. When these trees were reset after the hurricane, they were reset at a slight angle. The part of the trunks above the bend shows the growth since the storm.