Now, you're probably wondering how I know which plantlet is which. After all, there are no popsicle sticks with a varietal name sharpied on it sticking out of each cell! Well, this year, Robb and I decided to get really fancy and make a chart. See how fancy it is? That's right, we used our counting skills and felt tip markers to keep track of what we planted where, and then we taped it to the wall next to the plants. Instant cheat sheet! We are so smart I can't believe it sometimes!
I am not, however, smart enough to know how to spell broccoli without spell check.(See where I tried to make the two "l"s look like one "l"?)the pepper plants that we dug up from our yard last fall and that have been living in our bedroom windows! They are ALIVE! It's crazy. I really did not think that they were gonna make it. No joke, they have looked like ass all winter long...constantly dried out, a sort of sticky residue on them, not exactly "pretty." (What must the neighbors think? We have no shame.) But in actuality, it seems that the pepper plants went into a sort of hibernation. Just this last week, though, they have started to develop these bright green leaves and the pigment is retuning to their stalks. It's a miracle! So, the verdict is this: occasionally, you can mess with nature and not lose. (I say that fully recognizing, however, that we have no evidence that these puppies will bear fruit. We shall see...oh yes, we shall see.)
But for now, how about we go ahead and just be happy about life. Eh?