Friday, September 28, 2007

Growing Wolfberry

Remember the wolfberry plant that grew from the seed in May? Well, it's still alive and has grown a little bigger. What did I do? Not much besides watering it. It surprisingly survived the extreme heat of southern California. Here's another photo. (If you click on it, you can get a larger image.)

As a legend goes, this plant is linked to China's first emperor. He lived in 2800 BC and was known to be an herbalist and the "father of agriculture". Today, the berry is considered a "superfruit" with antioxidant qualities with many nutrients and phytochemicals. My mother-in-law puts the dried wolfberries in soup, and it's supposed to be good for the eyes. This link to Wikipedia has more information.

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