Last week I was cutting up an apple for Micah's lunch
What? You don't cut up your kid's apple for lunch? I know he's fifteen and a half. And? We got into the habit when they had braces and wanted an apple, but couldn't bite into it. Don't you find that cut and cored fruit is easier to eat?
What I was SAYING,
Was that last week when I was cutting up an apple for Micah's lunch, I found sprouted seeds inside.
We investigated several apples and found that most of the seeds had started sprouting.
They looked like short bean sprouts with a double leaf on the end.
I've never seen anything like that- I was under the impression that fruit was always radiated or something to kill the germination ability of the seeds.
I put them in a dish of water for the day, and then I planted them, leaf side up.
I put seven, I think, into a large pot of dirt, and it looks like a couple of them are actually growing.
The ever instructive Internet informs me that it takes upwards of fifteen years to get fruit from an apple tree started from seed, and that apples these days are such a mish-mash of apple genes that the apple you get from a seed-started tree might look nothing like the apple the seed came from,
But it's still pretty cool to think that a tree might be growing in a pot on the floor in the corner of my kitchen...
... There's a tree in the dirt in a pot on the floor in the corner of the kitchen, there's a tree in the dirt in a pot on the floor in the corner of the kitchen. There's a tree, there's a tree, there's a tree in the dirt in a pot on the floor in the corner of the kitchen...