this weekend i went out into the garden to take some photos of ginger plants, but they were looking a little weedy and not in bloom. as i've been gardening at night, i didn't realise that the mango tree is budding!
i know i shouldn't be so happy, but since the tree has previously only wielded one fruit, i am. yay, maybe we'll have a real crop someday soon. to help insure that, every night at dusk, we've been going out and building a little fire to "smoke" the tree, which will drive away the harmful bugs that may inhibit flowering. i shall be out there every night for at least a month, maybe i should find a nice pork shoulder that may benefit from the nightly smokeout.
see those little green bumpies? beeby-baby mangoes!
this is a mango shoot, which i believe is called putat in kapampangan, talbos in tagalog; edible, certainly, best as a salad. so i'm told.
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