In May 2021, I propagated some leaf stems from our Pothos plant. Before it could get planted in soil, the stems needed to grow roots in water. It was an experiment on our part to see much the roots grew, so we left a majority of the stems in water. Look at the picture on the far left: it’s a glob of roots intertwined together.
After roots appeared, I planted some in soil and left it on the porch. Pothos is known to be a hardy variety, so I thought nothing of leaving it outdoors in the blistering heat. How the leaves looked after sun exposure in the July heat wave was dismal; singed and droopy. Even moving it indoors and extra watering couldn’t save the two stems.
Except for the burnt leaves, the propagating experience was successful. It’s given me confidence to try with other hardy plants, and I’ll probably decide after watching a gazillion YouTube tutorial videos albeit with scaled-down enthusiasm. YT plant enthusiasts make it sound so simple and fast to propagate, but my experience took almost a year to produce noticeable results. Nevertheless, it’s been and continue to be an interesting adventure for our family to, finally, see the relationship between caring for a plant and having it thrive in return.
Weather is warming up and I’m already feeling the happiness to plant something. I have leftover seeds of Korean pepper and perilla leaves from last year, which totally flopped from my inexperience and squirrel mayhem, that I could plant again. To eat our own grown vegetable would be such a treat. This could be the year. Chris got one bag of soil from Costco, which is the usual Costco bulk size – packed and heavy like a bag of rocks. I have lots of dirt to play with in the coming months.
Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! Hope you and all my visitors have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and start to a new week.
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!