It’s been an unusually busy week for us – two late nights and dinners out in a row. That’s huge for us on a week night. Assorted brownie orders, last minute re-do of a project and I thought I was busy; but guess what I found busying itself in my compost bin.
I don’t usually throw mango seeds in to the compost heap because they will never decompose, just like coconut shells. But I suspect the DH has been putting them in there as he is usually on mango cutting duty as he manages to cut perfect squares while mine end up all squishy. Warm and dark and bursting with nutrients, these mango seeds could not have found a better resting place and now look – they’ve sprouted in to little mango trees…
The outer hard shell has in fact given way to a soft fleshy green inner part with roots and healthy leaves. We’ve got 6 of these growing in our compost heap. I quickly Googled how to germinate mango seeds and there are people out there breaking their garden tools over carefully monitoring the progress of drying seeds, germinating them in plastic and having much trouble with it when these seeds just did it all by themselves, obviously loving my compost. Once again, nature never ceases to amaze me.
I’ve had things I’ve been meaning to blog about this busy week but not got round to. But this little burst of life I just had to share. And an unprecedented third post on mangoes. Clearly my weekend is all mapped out – planting 6 mango trees in the garden to keep the 3 we already have, company. Live and let live, I guess.