Well, that's an understatement. By the time I finish writing this post, I will probably have considered the impression I'm making four or five times at least. (Does it sound intelligent? Is it polite? Have I made any typos? Is my post relevant to the topic? ...et cetera.)
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I managed to spy a weed in our garden before it got out of control.
A terrible plant to have in one's garden, even though it is native.
(Much to mine and my parents' surprise when I told them)
The Person Below Me keeps a garden.
Or, if they lack the relevant space, some plants.
@V Commelina Cyanea. Commonly referred to either as Scurvy Weed because it was eaten by early settlers to relieve scurvy, or Wandering Jew after the similar European plant.
And I must say, that is an impressive garden. Our carrots refused to grow to edible proportions.
But we are still able to grow a large variety of other plants. Our pumpkins and tomatoes always grow well, and our beans and sweet potatoes continue to propogate besides being planted years ago.
@@V Perhaps you are correct. However, despite not developing a large enough root, they produced lush foliage and a couple even flowered.
And as for the sweet potato, it grows rather weel here. We usually just forget about it and dig around the garden when we need some for a roast.
It's quite convenient.
Sadly, we had to get rid of our pumpkin because it was turning wild and had stopped producing lots of fruit.
@@@V Not everything is perennial in our climate. A lot of things die back during the Summer. However, as that is now ending, our nasturtiums shall now begin their yearly struggle to cover the lawn.
@^ Carrots are a cool-weather crop, so maybe they don't do too well in Australia?
I could never grow sweet potatoes here. That's awesome.
@@^ Ahh, yes. It's the same with radishes, you see -- they produce a root to store energy for a perceived winter; when it is too hot, they just grow foliage and bolt to flower. Here, you should wait until after the first frosts of autumn to even pick the carrots.
Your descriptions amaze me because I cannot conceive of a climate where these garden plants can grow perennially. Strawberries and rhubarbs survive the winter here... that's about it.
I keep quite a garden, if I do say so myself! This year I will grow four kinds of carrots (two orange kinds, a yellow kind, and a purple kind), Moon & Stars watermelons, pumpkins, beans, beets, chard, spinach, strawberries, rhubarb, herbs, flowers...
& I hope to plant an apple tree, grapes, and raspberries because I'm doing a bunch of landscaping in my back yard.
I'm leaving it at that to be polite, but there's more. I love gardening.
(What weed was it, by the way?)
The person below me also enjoys hobbit-like activities.
@v Perhaps you are smoking too much pipe-weed.
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"Players may blunder through dialog with shocking ineptitude, forget the name of the country they are in, or get confused about which side they are on, but once it comes time to roll for initiative they all turn into Sun Tzu." -Shamus Young
This is the thief who likes to hoard,
That loves the bard with the puppet Lord
That admires the fighter with the green-hilted sword,
That employs the Wizard, whose bird is ignored,
That has the gender unexplored
That intrigues the Halfling, usually bored,
That slew a mountain of the goblin horde,
That follows the cleric,
That serves the lich,
That seeks the gate,
That guards the snarl,
That lives in the prison the gods built.
Numerous times throughout primary school and high school as part of school productions, award ceremonies, music assessments, band performances and miscellaneous non-performance related activities.
As well as several times as part of the community band I am part of.
@^ I play the Tenor Saxophone as part of a community youth band and the Piano because I enjoy playing it.
I've also done a couple of piano exams.