We all have one plant (or a few) that we do not understand. For me it was radish. In my first few years as a rooftop gardener, every radish crop I tried to grow came out wooden, under-sized, and pathetic. Radishes are easy to grow (given the right conditions) and I eventually figured out what it was that I was doing wrong. These days I can look back on that time and laugh, but in the moment my so-called “failure” in this area was a bit demoralizing.
Grow Write Guild Prompt #10: Write about a plant that you do not understand. You tried. It died. What does it want?
Further Notes & Questions:
- Is this a plant you are currently struggling with, or one that you’ve had problems with in the past?
- If this is a past plant, was there resolution? Were you ever able to get it to work?
- Do you know why you have (or have had) problems with this particular plant? Or is it still a mystery?
- Consider writing this as a mystery using all of the cheesy mystery genre hallmarks.