Saturday, December 29, 2012
Although not the famed tequila agave, all agave plants accumulate a sweet syrup in their cores and can be harvested for this "nectar" which has been popularized over the years. Once our plant grows big enough we will probably uproot it and harvest this sweetness and see about using it in a recipe of some sort. Since it has already put out runners we will still have more to use.
The pointy tops of the leaves can be broken off and used as disposable needles for sewing and if broken off right will even have a little bit of fibers attached for the thread. The fibers in general can be cooked down and broken up and made into rope or coarse cloth.