So without further ado, here it is:
This is a photo of a plant that I grew this year in my front yard. It is a Castor bean plant. Supposedly you can take one of the beans and push it down into a mole hole and when they come along they will eat it. Castor beans are deadly poisonous so the mole should die. I ran into a few problems though.
First off this was the idea of someone that I used to work with. He got the seeds and we each planted some. His grew to about 15 ft tall and mine only got to about 8 ft tall. His never went to seeds but mine did so that is why I took the photo. I wanted to rub his nose in the fact that I am a better gardener than he is. However two days after I took this photo, we had a freeze and Castor beans can't take the cold so it shriveled up and this seed pod never developed.
One other odd thing was that ants kept eating these plants. If these are deadly poisonous like they say they are, then how can ants eat them? What's up with that?
Well there you have it. Riveting wasn't it. Not nearly as interesting as the posts by the two people who tagged me, Edie and Edwina. Maybe you learned something here today anyway. Ok I had fun. And since most of my blog friends are already tagged or will be soon, I won't tag anyone. However I would love for you to play along if you like.
Have a great day,