Saturday, July 08, 2006
Mondo Democracy Bean of Doom
Okay. You know my democracy plant? The one I posted about two days ago? It's this big now.
It grew six inches in 2 days. I transplanted it to a bigger container, and it's already outgrowing it - the roots are starting to stick out the holes on the bottom. You can see the white roots pressing up against the side of the plastic.
Help! What the $*!#^ is this plant?? I have never seen anything grow this fast! Soon it's going to take over my kitchen, strangle the parrot, swamp the apartment building, strand Boyfriend in the elevator for a week without a machete, and colonise the entire block.
Meanwhile, in this week's news, Hong Kong's notorious and much reviled former Minister of Security Regina Ip, a woman who made Maggie Thatcher seem nurturing in comparison, has undergone a full political conversion and announced her support for democracy. Maybe this plant is an omen.
Posted by Kea to Bumbling Bees - Gardening at 7/08/2006 04:00:00 PM
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Jack and the Beanstalk, baby! But really, there's some truth in the fairy tale; beans grow quickly. For one thing, they're pretty big seeds, which equals a good store of energy for growth early on. The second is that beans (a "legume") fix their own nitrogen. Have fun with that plant! Maybe you can grow it to harvest!
Behold the power of Democracy! Haha. Question: Will all the beans grown from this plant have words stamped on them? It will probably be just the one, huh?
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