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Ratoon for "Usethisword" Challenge

I chose Ratoon for the #usethisword Challenge made by Ghostwriter. She gave us a list of words to choose from and I liked this one. Here is that list of words link.

https://virily.com/virily_poll/not-exactly-what-i-thought/

I also noticed that RasmaSandra also picked this word. You can find her post here, where she explains what ratoon means and the processes of ratooning. 

https://virily.com/virily_poll/ratoon-use-this-word/#comment-754098

I thought I would surely have a new shoot of something I could use from my garden pictures. 

I had to look up the word Ratoon. I noticed one article about ratooning pineapple so they grow new pineapples for next year. This made me super happy as I realized that my accident in weeding and pruning was a good accident. You will see below what I mean. 

#1 My mishap in pruning and the definition

Ratoon: A new shoot or sprout springing from the base of a crop plant like sugarcane and pineapple. 

#2 This is what happened.

Two years ago I took the top off of a Sugarloaf Pineapple that we get from Mexico and planted it. This is it, the bigger plant. It has never given me pineapples but had a baby, you can see it on the left. 

#3 I knew it could take two years.

For the adult plant to produce fruit. I then forgot about it. I had this ground cover that took over, and buried my little plant. One morning I was pruning the ground cover and accidentally chopped off the pineapple plant at the base. I thought I had killed it, until the other day while watering I noticed it came back and had some babies.  

A few days later Ghost came up with this challenge and I noticed the word I used for the cover. Ratoon. I had to look it up and that is when I realized I might have helped my little plant instead of killing it. This year it should produce fruit, I will keep you updated. 

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    • Thank you, and me too! Hopefully I it’ll get a bloom or two. You are welcome, I just had to mention your post as well. I hope a few clicked on it from here. Now, where is that line of cartoon quizzes? Anxiously awaiting…

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