Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Raising Sensitive Plants: The Death of Plucky
I think it is pretty safe to say an awfully shriveled Plucky has floated up to the little plant heaven in the sky. It has been more than three days since we found him like this on the windowsill. We forgot to water him for probably three days straight, and while that's usually not a probably, it's been particularly sunny and dry. Oh gosh, he must have died so thirsty. Meanwhile, Silkworm and I are drowning in guilt.
Not to say we're replacing Plucky--one couldn't possibly replace that brave little soldier--but it's lonely without his green presence. So we're thinking of starting a sprout nursery in my bedroom. We're going to start with organic pea sprouts in mason jars and maybe we'll have to grow some wheat grass for the ratties. I don't think we'll be mentioning it any further here, unless there's reason to, but we'll definitely keep our tiny audience updated on our Tumblr!