Friday, June 17, 2011

I Kill Plants Wholesale

Well it's not like I try to kill them.  Granted, I guess I don't really try not to, either.  It's just that I think to myself, "Self, you know what this place really needs?  A good plant.  A pretty plant.  A green plant."  So I buy one.  But the tricky thing about plants is that they are kind of living things, and as such require little things like water and food.  Oh, and sunlight.

Don't look at me like that.  I'm just not good with plants, okay?!  Sheesh.

So it's really rather surprising that I am currently growing this:
I know, right?  Did you notice the strawberry?  Right there in the middle, that red thing?  That's a strawberry.

Yes it is. 

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure I should tell you that I didn't start these plants from seeds.  In fact, I took this pic right after I transplanted all those plants from the little containers I bought them in from Lowe's.

Which means that Lowe's actually grew that strawberry, not me.

But that is not the point.  Not. The. Point.

The point is that they are still alive.  See for yourself.

See how they are even bigger?  And there is a new strawberry that I did grow (so there).  And in theory there will eventually be tomatoes, and peppers, and cucumbers, and watermelon (no, seriously, I planted them at the edge so they could grow over the side.).  Oh, and a bean plant.  But I don't know what kind of bean plant, because they sprouted and grew it in Noodle's preschool class, and then unwittingly sent it home to me.  Poor little bean plant.  Or maybe not, because IT'S STILL ALIVE.

But maybe let's not count our salads before they are picked, yes?

What are you trying to keep alive this summer?

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