Monday, April 20, 2009
Prompt by Mo at Manic Monday
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Gus and I had gone to Lowe's to buy some gardening supplies. We planted an indoor garden of arugula, tomatoes, basil, parsley and some mixed flowers. It took a while for the tomato plant to sprout, but finally, we saw a little seedling about an inch long. I put in a wood stake for it. We were all very excited because we had started to think that we would have to start over. Well, someone got a little too excited.
Yesterday, I was upstairs putting away laundry when I heard Gus saying something like, "It will grow back," to MM. I felt a pang of panic go through me, but there was no screaming or crying, so I kept at my task. Less than a minute later, MM trudged up the stairs with something in her hand.
"Ugh," was the first thought my brain was able to form, followed by, "What now?"
Here is the "what now"
Inside the red circle is what remains of our tomato seedling. Gus plucked off the top half of it because he, "wanted to see if it would magically grow." Damn that Jack and the Beanstalk. One of these days I will learn to anticipate what my little Aspie's brain is going to come up with next. In the meantime, only supervised visits to the garden area.
We're hoping the plant is tough enough to recover. Gus still insists it will grow back. We'll see. I've given the plant some Reiki, and I think that will help. If anyone has tomato or gardening expertise, any advice would be greatly appreciated. To be continued...