I like red Solo cups. Toby Keith song aside, they remind me of good times with good friends. College parties. Housewarmings. Barbecues. Beach parties. You get the idea.
Well, today I loved those cups and their blue brothers even more. You see my coworker and fellow urban farmer Lisa used them to bring me seedlings!
Lisa repurposed containers from catered work lunches to make mini greenhouses for her seeds and nurtured the baby plants for good long while.
Today, she brought me some of her bounty and made today like Christmas! Or my birthday again (seems to be a 2013 theme)!
Here’s what’s in the red and blue Solo cups:
Yellow crookneck squash.
Black Diamond watermelon.
Thomas Laxton peas.
Straight 8 cucumber.
Tender green bush bean.
Clemson spineless okra.
But best of all, my most favorite veg in the whole wide world: green globe artichoke! Lisa, you are the best!
18 precious seedlings in all. An awesome and thoughtful gift that will hopefully turn into a bounty I can share back with Lisa and her family. Lisa’s as crunchy as me (perhaps even more so) and gently reminded me to please reuse or recycle the cups (party people: always put your recycle bin out when you use these cups).
Don’t worry, it will all get planted tomorrow. And as you can guess, there will be photos of their growth and development.
PS: You’ll want to stay tuned to the blog next week. There will be a Bruce guest post, plus I’m going traveling for work, so you never know what will happen next. I certainly don’t.