Millionaire Fufus

Our sunflowers’ feelings were hurt because Mummy insulted them when commenting on Novice Gardener’s post on her sunflowers. That is a very long sentence.

So they decided to prove they were not 3 inches tall by crowning, and by producing lots of buds along their stem to show their stem is not so short. It’s like The Big Sister who wears heels and hopes it makes her look long-legged and tall.

By the way, golden millionaires and fufus look the same. They both come from Thailand. They must be related.

Chomp Chomp

Remember I told you Novice Gardener had a snailfest? And we had our caterpillarfest?

Guess what they did to our fufu sunflowers? No prizes. But don’t worry. We found two fat gorged caterpillars at the crime scene, so we fed them to our pet. He had a nice snack.

Burpee Greenhouse Magic

Remember I wrote about the special greenhouse that my Pediatrician brought me from America? It really is a magic greenhouse! And Burpee really told the truth, all their seeds germinated really fast.

Look at how quickly the seedlings sprouted! We sowed the seeds 5 days before this photo was taken. Some of the seeds that sprouted had become so tall (like the mammoth sunflower and the teddy bear sunflower) that we had to transplant them:

The watermelons had to be transplanted too:

Because the plot the watermelons are in is right where my curly hose is, someone keeps bumping the poor sprouts. So we put little cut-off mineral water bottles over them to protect them. Curious Gardener taught me this trick.