I made an amazing discovery this week. A massive, homegrown forgotten courgette-turned-marrow had been happily sitting outside on the balcony for months, then for a couple of weeks inside in the hallway when I noticed the top was starting to rot and I got the push I needed to cut it open and prepare it for roasting.
As I emptied its innards to harvest the seeds, I used my nail to remove some bits from individual seeds. Then I took a closer look and realized those “bits” were actually shoots! And when I carefully removed some of the orange guck surrounding the seeds I realized the tangly white strands were roots!!
A whole lot of the courgette seeds had germinated INSIDE the marrow!!! Blew my mind. The tricky part had happened. New life was already in the making.
I plopped them straight into some soil, and three days later, voila!
A week later and I now have 14 happy green seedlings on my windowsill.
Amazing how life will find a way.