Sunday, November 25, 2007

I make no sense to me

I found a tamarind seed in the block of supposedly seedless tamarind pulp that I bought a few weeks ago from the Asian grocery store.

I tucked it into a soft little bed of soil in a little round pot. And now it has sprouted.

I do not live in southern Florida, the only region of the continental US where this tree is successfully grown outdoors. This little sproutlet will have to live in my house and will probably never produce tamarind fruit.

But I simply could not cast out the seed to die.

5 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

I chuckled when I read this having done that so many times too - with date seeds and maple seeds that float to the doorstep and avocado and...
I have the strangest groups of plants living together on the window sill - I understand this completely.

eastcoastdweller said...

How blessed it is to encounter a kindred spirit, a saver and a quickener of seeds. Surely there are more of us out there, too, with strange collections of flora on our respective windowsills.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Haha! Well, just be warned that a tamarind is a tree so if it flourishes, it will be a big one.

leslie said...

I have date palms and avocados. I always bury seeds in the yard. (like a squirrel, come to think of it :) ) Where else would you put them?

eastcoastdweller said...

It's about four inches tall now.