If you like permaculture, there's some great choices below... besides, Spring arrives in a few months so better start planning... let me take a walk around my garden to see if I have some seeds that you might like and I'll mail them freshly harvested, sun dried, and directly delivered to your doorstep... the plants are producing so I got to do something with these seeds... choose what you want:
1) Shikakai - for hair conditioner and hair loss and lustruous hair... popular in India
2) Guava - It's like Channel number 5 in a fruit, it doesn't taste like much but grab one in your hand or put them inside your home and you go into instant nasal extasy that lasts all day long
3) Mango - My favorite fruit, tastes good and nourishes good
4) Rambutan - Funny prickly fruit like a hedgehog... doesn't hurt though and very sweet inside
5) Papaya - Tastes like a bland melon, good for skin moisturizer too
6) Carob - Just squeeze the pod and the honey comes out... it's like honey with a pinch of coffee and chocolate taste... and after squeezing the pods give them to the pigs they love it
7) Lansones - kinda like rambutan inside but more acid... tastes like lollipops from the kids with acid sugar
8) Soursop - Like lansones but with fruit the size of your head and fleshy texture... superb.
9) Passion Fruit - Great during a summer afternoon
10) Swordbean - pods almost the size of a forearm with tasty young shoots stir fried
11) Bitter Melon - Some people like it and eat the vegetable and make tea with the leaves
12) Cotton - Prolific bearer... harvest today and next month is full again... planted half a dozen shrubs and got enough cotton stored for 10 years to clean wounds, clean makeup, cottonseed oil, etc.
13) Sorghum - Molasses and flour.
14) Kangkun - A water spinach that grows very fast
15) Jumbo Peanuts
17) Holy Basil - Perfect for making incense and tea
18) Dragon Fruit - Also called pita-aya and is like a papaya in taste but outside is full of scales and inside totally vivid pink... you can make ink with it... anything it touches becomes pink... I sometimes spend days with pink fingers.
All these seeds are fresh from the tree and they should get to you in less than 4 weeks since the busy Christmas season on post offices is already over.
OK, now, what do I need? I need spirulina... a slimy green gooey that provides in 1g the nutrients of 1 kilo of fruits and vegetables... it goes by the scientific name of Arthrospira Platensis or Maxima and it's my 2015 new year resolution... so if you know someone with a spirulina culture and wants to share be nice and add your comment in here and lets exchange.
What if you don't have spirulina algae growing but your friend does? superb... just scoop some of the floating biomass and send it in a small bottle and I'll send to the two of you the seeds you like.
Spirulina should survive just fine for less than a week in the mail in a bottle with 25% air to breath. I lived back in Portugal all my life in a small town by the sea called Barcelos but now relocated to the Philippines in the tropics with 30C average temperature perfect for spirulina and an empty aquarium plus nutrients waiting for the spurulina. Based on experience, regular Airmail from Asia take 4 days to arrive and from the west takes 4 weeks (let's give it a try). Just like these seeds, which took plenty of time and resources to come to fruition, spirulina would be for the same purpose, to make it more readily available for those who need it.
posted 3 years ago
An envelope with soursop and knifebean seeds to which I took the liberty of also adding some guava, loofah and cotton seeds as gift. Enjoy and check your mailbox this Christmas.
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