I bet I have a dozen posts in the queue just waiting for editing. I’m great at writing, but lousy at pushing the publish button. But this! This can not wait. It is so bizarre and so fantastical that it may be the only time in the history of kitchen sink science this has happened.
So….not to sound like I keep a dirty kitchen, because in fact I do clean my kitchen daily, and give it a good scrubbing about once a week. And that’s what I was doing tonight when I lifted out of the side sink a strainer that I use to dry the dishes because the fancy pants KitchenAid dishwasher is not yet hooked up. (Note to self: HOOK UP THE DAMN DISHWASHER!!!) And as I was sprinkling the Comet into the sink, I lifted out the small strainer that catches all the little things that jump that hump from the washing part of the sink to the drying part, and saw a pumpkin seed just laying there. So I tried to pick it up only it would lift out, and then I noticed it had started to grow through one of the holes and was about to work its way down my plumbing.
Perhaps this sort of thing happens all the time, but given that I have been spectacularly unsuccessful this summer in growing anything (I tried potatoes, berries, squash, etc. – but there was simply too much rain and too many squirrels), I am delighted to know that at least I can sow and reap a pumpkin right from my kitchen sink. No more digging in that pesky dirt or worrying about critters.
And I used to think all my science experiments happened in the ice box. Who knew?