CooCoo for Coconuts ^_^

The Coconut tree - full of nuts, there waiting for me
Boone, North Carolina
December 27, 2016 8:40am CST
And here is the Coconut tree! Just look at those huge coconuts ready to fall to the ground & offer up sweet nourishing milk - YUM fresh from the tree! That is if team monkey doesn't get them first! LOL That coconut tree drew me in - I loved it from the time I moved into that house. That portion of the yard has nice sandy loam soil and twice daily in the dry season I watered it - having hired a groomer to come and trim it a couple of times. Just to pull off dead leaves to encourage new growth. My chickens pecked and scratched at the foot of that tree - and to the left is a male mango tree - encouraging an entire soi of females to product plump juicy mangos through the growing season. To the right is a "snake bush" that does attract snakes to come & roost in the entwining branches - looking to catch a small humming bird unaware. Yes - I'm beginning to miss my garden & coconut tree - yet I smile knowing I helped bring new life to a forgotten little patch of promise all those years ago - with the love of a coconut tree
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Dec
Very cool. I live in the Chicago area, but we can still grow peaches and cherry trees. We also have strawberries, raspberries, and a veggie garden in the summer.
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• Boone, North Carolina
27 Dec
@fishtiger58 you've got the right spring frost for the berries - lucky you! it took several failed crops of strawberries before a friend clued me into the temperature trigger needed for berries to grow - oyie - live & learn ^_^ It's good to get your hands in healthy soil and watch a garden grow from where you planted seeds & sprouts
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Dec
@SunnyShores And of course with strawberries and raspberries you only have to plant them once, then they just keep coming back. My kind of berry lol.
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• Boone, North Carolina
27 Dec
@fishtiger58 sounds great if the first planting takes!
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• Philippines
27 Dec
Fresh coconut fruit always yummy..
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• Boone, North Carolina
27 Dec
it is very refreshing! I'd drink the milk then cut the top off & let the dogs play with & chew on it. The lab loves coconuts
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• Philippines
28 Dec
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