Monday, May 16, 2011
Quick Banana Update!
My eye has now tuned a lovely shade of purple and it's decided to include the area beneath it as well! I can't pretend that I'm wearing an exotic shade of eye shadow any longer with that ring under it.
I am also due for my next Spanish mini Bible presentation this Thursday night. It's only 5 minutes long but I'm still stressing about it, (remember, I can't even walk and talk Spanish without tripping) I'll practice it tonight with a friend so I can get corrections before Thursday night.
home grown bunch of bananas, our first ever.
Everyone had told me that I should cut the bunch off the tree instead of letting it ripen on the tree. Finally realizing that they weren't getting any bigger I did the deed.
Next, I thought that people had told me to put them in a bag to ripen. Well, several weeks later nothing happened! They were still green. So I finally took them out of the bag and threw them on the counter and bought regular store bought bananas at the feria. Well guess what? That did it! I think that being in the same proximity with the other mature bananas helped, my home grown ones started to turn yellow and ripen. They are only 4 inches long (10 cm). The one I ate just now was a little starchy but very banana like!
So the conclusion is you can definitely grow bananas at your house, here in Uruguay!
Next week, I will start posting something really good! A three part series (with pictures) on our recent trip to Rocha that Wally didn't cover. The light house at La Paloma, The Santa Maria Fort
in San Antonio, The barra and coastline of La Pedrera and even better information and lots of pictures on the laguna at Rocha. These areas are really rather spectacular and I'm hard to please.