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.
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.
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.
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.