Sunday, April 29, 2007

Not a Hosta

I mentioned in an earlier post that I purchased some hosta seeds on Ebay. This is what they yielded. . .




In all fairness, I'm not entirely sure the seeds themselves produced this particular specimen. It's likely that the seeds yielded squat, and what you're looking at here is a greenhouse-variety weed. The Mister, who was the motivation behind the hosta experiment, is not quite ready to give up on this plant (we have 5 total). In fact, he's threatening to transplant them to our garden. Not so much because he believes this is a hosta. More so because we've dedicated time, patience and precious greenhouse space to it. I maintain that it's a weed, we should move on and take what we can from the experiment: that growing hosta from seed is a losing proposition and that as seed sources go, Ebay may not be the place. Anyway, anyone want to weigh in on the debate? Is this a plant worth keeping?

3 comments:

lamg said...

I say indulge the Mister and let him plant one and see what happens (perhaps in a container so easily moved out of sight)!

Kylee said...

Can't be any worse than me potting up what I thought was a gazania that had miraculously survived the winter, only to find out later it was a dandelion. LOL!!!

seedling said...

Thanks LAMG + Kylee, I think I will indulge him on this one. It's part of the fun.