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This paw paw is a few years old and is really starting to get big and putting on a lot of new growth. I hope to get the first fruit next year.

Paw paws have a neat kinda tropical look to me.
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This sucker is coming up from the roots of the paw paw above. It has grown a few feet already this first year.

I hope to transplant it to the food forest once it goes dormant this fall, to have a new paw paw tree.
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This young cucumber is thriving in pretty poor soil. It hasn't been watered and nothing else has been done to it since planting the seed.

It's got a nice healthy dark green color and sturdy form. I'm excited to save the seeds from it to carry on its great genetics!
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I love the beauty and colors of this dragonfly.
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This yellow grape produced its first few clusters this year.
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This smaller red grape produced a good amount of grapes this year.
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It's always nice to find 4 different wild fruits within just a few feet of each other!


 
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This grape turns almost black when it is fully ripe.

I probably picked most of these a little too early.
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I love the flowers on this Monarda citriodora (purple horsemint, lemon beebalm). I hope it'll spread around!
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This grape cluster has almost fully ripened.
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