Sunday, 14 March 2010

more planting and more lorikeets

I just wanted to record that I planted my next set of winter veggies, some Chinese broccoli.  I find if I don't write it down somewhere I forget and it's pretty useful to remember it! the meantime my kale and brocoletti have sprouted.  My kale had a surprise - a quadricot!  Most plants have two "seed leaves", the first leaves that come up.  Sometimes they mutate and have three leaves, called a tricot.  But the sprout on the left had four seed leaves!  The slightly wrinkled looking leaves in the picture are the first "true" leaves.

I only need one plant though so I plucked out the quadricot, because I don't know if the grown plant would be slightly "off".

And I couldn't help it, I had to take more photos of the lorikeets.  They're skittish and rarely give me such a clear shot, and the lighting behind them was so beautiful.


Dot said...

What beautiful shots of the lorikeets!

I've never had a quadricot amongst my seedlings. I didn't know it was possible, but there you go. Perhaps they were in a St Patrick's Day mood and wanted to be four leaf clovers.