Root and Leaf

It is the Spring Solstice, and I know the weather is taking its traditional step back towards winter in honour of that fact.

But… I just checked the pots on the windowsill for signs of growth and noted an odd pale and fuzzy looking protruberance poking out of the soil next to a health looking squash seedling. Only closer inspection I realised that this robust specimen’s sibling was either a/ going back underground because it was cold, or b/ really confused in some fashion. What I was seeing was in fact the root array and a gentle tug revealed two healthy if a little pale leaves burrowing their way into the compost.

I was thinking that only in this house would seeds grow upside down, but apparently not when I found this image on a gardening page…

sedds

Roots, apparently obey gravity whilst leaves head for the sun, and seeds will right themselves very quickly.

That is the scientific explanation but both the writer and the pagan in me could not help thinking that maybe the act of germinating on a spring solstice day, where day and night are equal, had confused the poor thing.   Its food for fictional thought

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