Thursday, November 08, 2012

Rice Crop

By the way the woman carefully tends these plants, I suspect they are rice plants. Now about one third to one half of the residents in our building our ethnically Asian, so you can make a natural assumption about who would be growing rice on their balcony.

And you would be wrong. She is not the least bit Asian.


I hope she is obeying body corporate rule number ??? "Balcony plants must be of good appearance and in suitable decorative containers. When watering, water must not be allowed to drip down onto another resident's balcony."

10 comments:

  1. Hello Andrew:
    One of the 'five year plans' in the past here in Hungary was to cultivate rice as a main crop. Another was cotton. Both, alas, failed!!

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    1. JayLa, rice tropical, no surprise that it failed.

      Cotton, tropical, no surprise there either.

      I guess you are referring to Soviet times.

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  2. Maybe it's cat grass ;)

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    1. No Fen. The world does not revolve around cats.

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  3. It could be wheatgrass. Many people grow it to snip the tips and make that awful green juice which is supposed to be so very good for you. I tasted some once. Never again.

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    1. River, bless, someone who is smart. I think that is what it might be, wheat grass.

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  4. I agree with River re the icky ness of wheat germ shots, so healthy if you can manage to keep it down!

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    1. Grace, I've seen people drink it and it does not look appetising to me.

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  5. Ditto what River said.

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    1. Windsmoke, you are all are so clever.

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