|peach palm by our house|
The garden is owned by a relative of a pastor and at least one mission employee.
We have had good rains and even Cap Haitian had rain the night before but the garden area is more arid and hadn't had a good rain for a week or more.
The garden had sweet potato, pigeon pea, and bananas, along with wilted 6" tall corn and shorter beans.
The soil is deep and mango trees in the area are thriving.
We planted mangoes (Florida varieties and a Florida/Haitian mango seedling) egg fruit (canistel) jack fruit, starfruit, and a few of several other fruit species to see how well they grow in this area, and a couple bamboo and South American mahogany.
Wednesday we checked the 3 gardens across the river. All doing well and no more livestock damage although a calf had briefly been in the big garden earlier that morning or the night before.
|Mesquite trees next to the garden. Looks like LaGonave|
|Rice coming up in our big garden|