Before I left for the west coast, I conducted a wee experiment with a decaying mint sprig in a pot of dead cilantro. To recap, I took a sprig of mint that had spent a week in a jug of water in my fridge and jammed it in the soil. I took a fresh sprig of mint and did the same.
My suppositions were that the decaying sprig was displaying new growth, while the freshly cut sprig probably wouldn’t survive.
When I came back, this is what I found. You can see that the fresh sprig is in its death throes, but the zombie sprig?
Check out that new growth!
Who knew that freezing something a few times makes it grow?