Is it a Root or a Shoot?

There is something about blog titles that ask a question that make me think, “why don’t you just find out for yourself?” Here you will see the Shipe garden – quickly rivaling the Shipe Park that get’s a lot of Google hits.

The first plants I've cared about

The first plants I've cared about

When I wrote the title of this blog I truely did not know if my mango seed was sprouting a shoot or a root, but I have since learned in a manner of 60 seconds that it is in fact a root. Now I have to wonder if my seed is pointing the right way.

I think I was supposed to scratch the hairy layer off the seed.

I think I was supposed to scratch the hairy layer off the seed.

My Avocado plant is doing quite well. Actually, it has been so exciting to watch that I gave up on the germination process on my other two avocado seeds. This was for the better since the cats always try to nudge the seeds off the window sill.

I'm very proud of the little guy's two branches

I'm very proud of the little guy's two branches

If there are any green thumbs out there with suggestions, please leave a comment.