R.I.P. Lettuce and Welcome Wildflowers

[image: front&back of a seed card]
[image: front&back of a seed card]

Farewell to the lettuce scraps I planted in a flowerpot a few weeks ago. Although it had sprouted a few leaves, I think I overwatered and drowned it. It was kind of… squishy… as I removed it from the pot today. So sad!

A few years ago my sister-in-law got me a subscription to Birchbox. In one of the boxes was the card pictured above from Bloomin. I didn’t have anything to plant it in at the time. Well, now I do! According to the instructions on their website, I need to soak the card in water overnight and then plant it in shallow soil. Hopefully they’ll still sprout and grow after four-and-a-half years. It’s a bit out of character for me to be planting a thing I can’t eat, but I think I’ll enjoy a bit of prettiness on my desk next to the celery and scallions (which are both doing marvelously). Again, this assumes that the seeds aren’t totally dead after all this time. Fingers crossed!

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