July 11, 2006

Travels with my plant

Where do I start, being home? picking up poop not rocks? listening to the salt make the ice crackle rather than the crash of waves on the beach? pouring a glass of oj from concentrate rather than peeling a huge sweet juicie orange? sunny Portugal? going to the arena not for walks? my trip home? Here goes ...

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January 5, 2004

Even more tips

* the edible parts of most fruits and vegetables consist largely of parenchyma tissue

* parenchyma tissue is composed of parenchyma cells which are the most abundant of the cell types; they are found in almost all major parts of higher plants. They are more or less spherical in shape when they are first produced, but when all the parenchyma cells push up against one another, their thin pliable walls are flattened at the points of contact. As a result, parenchyma cells assume various shapes and sizes, with the majority having 14 sides. They tend to have large vacuoles and may contain starch grains, oils, tannins (tanning or dyeing substances), crystals and various other secretions.

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January 4, 2004

Botany and Gardening Tips and Trivia

I have so many things I want to share with my soon to have weeditandreap fans. I have such earth shattering hot gardening tips to pass on to my future loyal fans, and future paying customers (those lacking a green thumb or those that don't want to spend the time but want to spend the green for a glorious, green and original garden) that I must share them with somebody, anybody, and you are the chosen recipient of the day!!

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