My Mom’s Green Thumb
In a previous post, I wrote about how my Mom had the greenest thumb around. I’m not kidding when I say that. She can grow anything. Even dead plants come back to life under her care. Dried pieces of tree trunks grow leaves even when they have no roots. She can cut off a branch from any random bush, stick it in the ground and it will grow. Back when I was I kid, I remember that she had numerous planters sprouting all sorts of flora all over the house. There were beautiful pots, old ice cream cans, old milk cans, anything you can plant on, she planted.
Lately she’s been into growing Gumamela flowers and calamansi. Proof of her prowess is what I call the OA Calamansi because it has been producing fruits non-stop in the last year.
And she’s been practicing organic farming with this tree…only compost (from the village Eco-Center) and water. True to form, with the amount of fruit the calamansi has been producing, my Mom has not bought a singearle calamansi since last year. And this doesn’t count my occasional kupit when she’s not looking.