Remember when I said I feared my wheatgrass would grow to heights similar to Jack and the Beanstalk proportions? Yeah. I totally thought I was joking.
Only I wasn't.
The roots of these plants appear to be just as tenacious as I mentioned previously.
Only two days after I wrote my last wheatgrass post, I took the seed starting pellets out of the egg carton. Or, then again, maybe I should say that I tore them out, because they clung to the carton with all of their strength.
Those fuzzy white roots have superman strength. Really. I mean, look a little more closely at them - you see that section that doesn't look like the rest?
That's not root. That's carton. The roots dug into the egg carton and held on with a death grip. The poor thing never had a chance...
Once I finally extracted the roots of all four pellets from the egg carton, I ripped the netting apart and placed them inside the shallow clay pot I had picked up when I bought the seeds. Once the grass was all firmly in place, I added more seeds.
I mean, there's no point to growing wheatgrass if there isn't enough to actually do anything with, right?
Honestly, I could have added more. The thing about wheatgrass that's so nice is that it has no problem with overcrowding... you know, because it's grass.
That being said, I really shouldn't be as excited about it as I am. It's just grass.
But I am. I really am. I'm totally excited about watching the grass grow.
And I actually just said that. Wow.
It's just so tenacious! The only thing that would be better is to have a see-through pot so I could watch those evil roots in action.