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Eating My Jumbo Aloe Vera Plant

my Jumbo aloe vera plant from which I've made 

I told you some time ago, and showed a photo, of the jumbo aloe vera plant in the window right by my desk. It was tipping the pot over so I decided to cut a big leaf almost daily and scrape out the inner gel for smoothees. I still have about 4-5 leaves to cut and use up.

have been staring at the plant and pondering whether there will be gel I can rescue from the stem to which all those leaves were attached. There is scar tissue where I cut some of the leaves off, but I don’t know if that goes deep into the stem. So about four more smoothees, and then I will cut off the stem and open it up to see how it looks inside.

The plant has already put out pups or offsets, so the pot is already full of other plants that will soon take over. I will probably need to buy more pots and separate them so they can all grow into jumbo aloe vera plants as well.

Recently I spent a rainy Saturday in the pantry/sunroom repotting some aloe vera plants into the six new pots I’d bought last fall. I need to get some more – maybe a dozen pots! And because I’ll be out of room I hope we are soon allowed to have a garage sale, which will allow me to sell some of these locally.

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