Well, it seems that both my banana plant and my bristlecone pine tree have been growing failures.

So the obvious thing to do is try to grow something else. This was a gift for Christmas:

It says it's "Fun for Kids!" so I might not enjoy this. There's a bag of dirt and spores (I assume).

I've initiated the first step: soak the bag for 12 hours.

Wish me luck, Pappa Smurf!

1 thoughtful messages from friendly readers:

lacochran's evil twin said...

You think I give a shiitake?

Actually, I'm curious to see what you get.