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I ventured into the basement this morning with the intention of solving the mystery of why water wasn’t coming out of our hose when I met this thing. I thought it was an old pancake at first but then I realized it was living and that it wasn’t alone.
Freakshow, huh? Look at those roots, or whatever the hell they are. This is a more interesting mystery than the water thing, though, attention needs to be paid to that as well because my plants need a drink. Speaking of my plants, I have a funny story to share about lettuce. This is the first time I’ve grown lettuce and I have to say that it is one of the best things ever. It produces like crazy and it’s delicious and pretty. I love lettuce. Anyway, back when my lettuce was just seeds, a pal of ours, Jeanne, came by with a bunch of little plants for me including six tiny lettuces which she had started weeks before. (Jeanne is our organized friend. Also, she knows about gardening.) So I planted her lettuces next to my seeds and away they grew.
I was harvesting leaves from my seed lettuce in no time but the other plants were growing slower. Different variety or something, I guessed. Eventually, hunger and curiosity got the best of me and I pulled a leaf off one of her plants and nipped a little off, just to see what it was like. The leaf tasted alright but they had a very peculiar, fuzzy texture that made it difficult to swallow. “That’s weird lettuce,” I thought. But what do I know? The likelihood of Jeanne giving us the wrong plant seemed really slim. Of course I tried to involve Don. “These leaves look like lettuce but they’re fuzzy–try one. Does that seem like lettuce to you?”
Long story short, on my birthday Jeanne confirmed that the plants she gave us were not lettuce. She does not know what they are but suspects they are some kind of flower. A non-poisonous flower, luckily. I already knew that I had a tendency to just take people at their word and ignore all signs to the contrary. Gotta work on that, especially when it involves plants.
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