On my kitchen windowsill, there lives a little plant. Betsy had wrapped a dried bean in a damp paper towel and placed it in a mason jar on the windowsill, and we all delighted in watching it grow.


But now it’s not a sprout. Now it is a plant that needs dirt and light, and I feel bad that it grew in the winter and we can’t plant it outdoors. Should we transplant it to a pot with soil? Or would that prolong the inevitable?


I think in Linnea’s Windowsill Garden she grew similar things in pots indoors, so maybe we’ll try that. I have admiration for anything that works as hard as this little plant.


About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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