It was transplant day in the garden. We met early in the morning, bringing trays full of the baby broccolis and cabbages. As the sun rose on the day the gardeners began to drive in, with their families and Burmese dishes in tow. They set the food they prepared on the table and approached the plant trays to receive their allotment of plants. After receiving their 10 broccolis and 10 cabbages, it was time to plant.
Being a root vegetable, potatoes grow under ground. So, when growing potatoes you have to pile dirt on top of the plant, making it think that it is farther from the sun. The potato can grow stronger when it is darker, even though its distance from the sun never changed.
Perhaps this is how we must grow as well.
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