In our steady march along the path of self-sufficiency and natural abundance, one oft overlooked but prolific plant is the humble papaya tree. These wonderful fruit trees give plenty of fruits in our climate, but they don't have very long lifespans, living at most four or five years. This requires an ever-repeating propagation of them. Recently the monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam have been placing the seedlings in larger pots, out in the direct sunlight next to the monastery kitchen. This round of little trees is doing quite well and are immensely enjoying our recent dry and sunny weather. As it turns out Papayas are quite a healthful fruit, being high in vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, digestive enzymes and more, all the while being very low in sugars.
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