from the ground up

Update: Catgrass

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The catgrass grew. First, tiny white shoots, then tiny green shoots of grass. Was this the variegation, I wondered. We watched and wondered how many shoots would grow. Over the weeks, one dominant stalk has remained, all the others have wilted away.

This grass with a thick, green stalk and some truly variegated leaves is positioned exactly center in the pot in which it was planted. At some point, my son decided that the nasturtium seeds originally planted in this pot should be transplanted, so the grass lives alone.

There has been no further discussion of offering this succulent green to the cat next door. The excitement has faded. Should I point this out? Should I remind them that Smitty might surely enjoy this treat? Or let the excitement live where it was, weeks ago in the selection and planting of this barley variety.


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