Friday, March 30, 2012

STRANGE things are happening to me.

Or to my garden at any rate.
I was turning over my lettuce patch last night. I had emptied it last weekend so I figured it was about time. I was digging about 6 inches down and  I ran into this:

It was completely buried. Of course what you are looking at is a little bit chopped up I was after all turning over the bed so it took me a minute to realize that it was NOT part of the lettuce bed that I was turning over.

This was not even something that had grown here the season prior. This pea was either a relic from a full year prior (self seeded and grew in no light and 4-6" deep) or it was a seed that the kids buried when I was installing the liner WAY back when I was originally building the beds oh...3? ...4? years ago!!! There was a fully formed miniature pea even. Absolutely amazing. Mother Nature never fails to completely knock my socks off at least once a year.

What I really want to know is - How in the world did it get green under there with no light? Doesn't it take sunlight to make Chlorophyll? Shouldn't the depth have blanched the poor plant?


'Till next time!



  1. Buried there recently by some animal?

  2. its kinda cute lol!!!
    Greetings from a North Tampa urban farm in progress!!! :)