Saturday, February 06, 2010

Mango Root

After weeks of wondering whether or not my mango seeds survived the planting process, I took a closer look.  Above ground, there's absolutely nothing going on.  One remained green but "seedy"; the other looked pale dead.  But hey, maybe there was something going on beneath the soil.  I carefully tried to comb the soil away from both seeds.  I gently tried to pull the seeds out from the ground.  I couldn't!  In both cases, there was a root!

So maybe my planting episode was not a complete failure.  But in checking for the root, I may have shocked the young system of my seeds.  Oh well.  Maybe they'll survive; maybe not.  At least now I know, I at least got them to root.

I'll still eat more mangoes just to improve my statistical chances of growing a big mango tree.

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  1. Sounds like you've had quite a journey with your mangoes! :P My mom really likes to grow different thing, mainly edible things like grape tomatoes and spinach. With all the bad weather we've gotten this month where I live (Richmond, VA), I don't know what all is surviving out there right now!

  2. Ain't that the truth! It's still the start of the journey. I will have a grown mango tree yet!


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