Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I didn't mean for it to happen

It started out looking like this, a beautiful plant with little white flowers ready to bloom into delicious peppers. The blooms soon turned into wonderful red peppers and I kept up watering it pretty well.













Then Labor Day came, along with my absence from my little plant. With the absence came a lack of watering. I didn't mean for it to happen, I just forgot to ask my roommate to water it.

I came home from the weekend to find the leaves of my plant all crispy. It makes me sad that my neglect killed it. I tried to overcompensate by giving it lots of water, but it was too late, the leaves were too crispy- though the peppers are still hanging on for dear life.



Sorry plant, I'm really sorry I killed you. But thank you for the 25 lovely red peppers you gave to me. I'll do better next year, I promise.

6 comments:

Claudia's thoughts said...

I babied a pot of tomatoes and when I went to claim my harvest a chipmunk beat me to it. He ate half one day and then returned to eat the other half a day later.

Nancy said...

Oh, sad. But you know that pepper plants are not perenniels and after bearing fruit (to make seeds - it's whole purpose in life is to make seeds) it would have died, anyway. It would have had a few more weeks, at best. Maybe you can sow one of the seeds from one of the peppers and then let the generations continue....

Brenna said...

This is too sad! Fortunately, like Nancy said, little pepper's legacy can continue through little pepper posterity ;)

Becky said...

That's sad. But, 25 peppers from that one little plant...not bad at all. What kind are they and what do you do with them...put them on burritos? Can them? Dry them and hang them on your wall?

Valerie said...

Ohhhh, sad.

Natasha said...

Claudia's thoughts- How sad...fresh homegrown tomatoes are the best!

Nancy- True, I'm just sad that I killed it prematurely. Good idea to let the generations continue.

Brenna- I should save some of little pepper's seeds for next year!

Becky- They are cayenne peppers. I dried some and used some in cooking.

Valerie- I agree. :(

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