Wednesday, August 16, 2023
I blinked. I got a Zinnia in my Avocado pot.
You see a while back I was riding around in circles. Wearing down bicycle tires. Going through neighborhoods adjacent to those adjacent to mine.
Ridey, Ridey, Ridey.
I was about as far from home as I get on that particular workout when I noticed someone was walking their odds and ends.
In this case, they were walking an Avocado. Now, coming from a family where Mom was full on Italian, and cooked Italian Specialties frequently, I knew nothing of avocados.
They looked like Hate Pears to me. Dark Green warty pear shaped things. My neighbor had brought me one and I used it to mix with a can of "chum", A.K.A tuna fish. It wasn't bad, so weird Hate Pears are fine. I shall allow it.
I laughed at all y'all up North trying to grow avocados in a jar on the windowsill. So of course, I had to try it myself. A couple months back, I put it in the jar, placed it on the windowsill and grew slime and mosquitoes. I had already started a nursery pot chock full of flower seeds and nothing did anything.
Or so I thought.
Turns out that things were just slow, but I did get busy.
Carving long lazy circles around the neighborhood where I found that now slimy golf ball feeding mosquitoes.
I blinked. Things started growing. Seeds from outside blew into the pot as well. Instead of having lots of Zinnia flowers, it is now one single Zinnia, as well as some lemongrass, coleus, and of course the Avocado.
The avocado is now about 2 feet tall, and almost as tall as the Zinnia.
My weird salmon colored zinnia. I did plant a large handful of the things but only one came up.
Who knows. At least I have my weird slimy avocado pit grown up into a two foot tall mini avocado tree.
The moral is that if you watch where you workout, you may find something for your garden as well.