The elevated seedbeds at the Planet Drum greenhouse at the Catholic University are bursting with native fruit and forest species seedlings. One has Chirimoya, Tamarind, and Guachapeli trees. Another has various citrus trees, such as Toronja, Mandarina, Naranja, and Lima Naranja.
One morning, after weeding the seedbeds, we transplanted seedlings from the seedbeds to repurposed plastic soda bottles.
Certain species, such as Mangoes and Guava de Machete, grow better if the seed is planted directly in the plastic bottle.
Photos by Clay Plager-Unger.