Can’t be toothpicky about that
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 10:21 pm
Filed under: Knit,My Garden,Wildlife

Thank goodness for blogging, or I’d never have the sense to stop and give my hands a break.

I have a question to ask: has anyone seen any one seed sprout two sprouts before? (Don’t mind the toothpicks there; they kept collapsing anyway.)  I haven’t. I can’t see why plants can’t come up twins, I just never thought of it before.  It was a particularly large avocado pit, so I thought it had a good chance of growing–got that one right!

And finally, today, the woodpecker I’ve wanted to see close up discovered the hanging suet cake. A female Nuttall’s, I think it is: and it is gorgeous. Dressed to drill.

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Hm, we once had a grapefruit seed that came out in two halves. But instead of having two complete, exact twin plants sprouting from it, it had two halves, mirroring each other; they each had a central stalk, but only one half with branches and leaves. Funny it took us ages to notice…

Comment by tinebeest 07.01.10 @ 12:00 am

Many seeds are polyembryonic and may sprout several plants from the one seed. Mangoes in particular do this.

Comment by Jan 07.01.10 @ 2:40 am

Can’t comment on the sprout question but what a treat to see that woodpecker.

Comment by Joansie 07.01.10 @ 5:27 am

can’t say I’ve ever seen that twin sprout thing, but the only thing I’ve ever tried that process with was an avocado — just one beautiful tree (that might still be growing in the back yard of one of the many houses I rented in the Bay Area)

the woodpecker is beautiful — we have woodpeckers here, but not that variety — now I think I want to go find out just what variety they are!

Comment by Bev 07.01.10 @ 7:08 am

No twin sprouts here, but I just love woodpeckers…

Comment by Channon 07.01.10 @ 7:42 am

Hmmm – we grew an avocado tree once in Western Washington moved before it got big enough to bear fruit. Only had one stalk from the one seed though.

Love the woodpecker. So nice that she came close enough to give you a good look. g

Comment by gMarie 07.01.10 @ 8:57 am

Sorry, agriculture is not my field. My cockatiel Pepper pecks on me if I don’t do what she wants fast enough. And she’s not even a wood peck er.

Fun —

I Have a degree in Liberal Arts; do you want fries with that?

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.01.10 @ 9:18 am

Yes, I have seen avocados with more than one stem. It makes for a great plant!

Comment by Madeline 07.01.10 @ 4:57 pm

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