Gifts of the birds
We have a lot of birds and we have a rather large compost bin, which fetches our breakfast fruit scraps and all the vegetable remnants of dinner. Sometimes the birds like to play around in the compost heap, then flitter over to the bird bath for a dunk. Back and forth and around our porch they go, chattering and flapping.
We have a lot of birds, and we have a lot of bird poop. And now we have a lot of new plants, thanks to the birds.
I initially noticed the bird garden a few months ago, when the first signs of a papaya tree showed up in one of our flower pots. The little tree grew a few inches, and another one appeared beside it. I transplanted both into a larger pot, and today the taller stands nearly four feet.
Meanwhile, the birds kept dropping their seeds around our patio and today we have a three-foot chili plant (with chilies on the way), a six-inch basil, and three tomato plants! The worms got to our first two tomatoes, but we were able to salvage enough for an appetizer and small addition to the Italian-style eggplant dish Jerry’s making for dinner.
Now I’m waiting for a little papaya!