Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman

:: The Plants Keep Growing ::

:: The Plants Keep Growing ::

The plants keep growing. 

Specifically, the petunias keep growing. 

A couple of months ago, I used a pair of scissors and snipped off a stem 

From the overgrown petunias from the makeshift terrarium that sits beside 

My bedside table, where I sit every night, and surf the world wide web via 

My trusty iMac Core Duo. I decided to clean up an empty PET bottle. I then

Filled a fifth of the bottle with an initial layer of coarse pebbles. And then I 

Added some soil. I then carefully inserted the petunia stalk into the soil, 

With the aid of a pair of metal chopsticks. The interesting thing about this 

PET terrarium, is that, it does not require much watering. The narrow opening 

At the top of the PET bottle prevents much moisture from escaping.

Watering becomes a fortnightly affair. Since there is not much sunlight

Coming into my bedroom, I switch on my study lamp when I rouse from 

My slumber, and swtich it off when I go to bed. Two to three months have 

Passed, and I am surprised to see that the plant has overgrown the bottle, 

And striving to rise out of its containment. Slowly but surely.  

Such is the petunia's survival instincts.

Tags: musing, plants

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