Despite being a biologist, and pretty much studying plants for a living, I cannot keep houseplants alive to save my soul. I do ok with gardens, but once they come inside they shrivel and die in short order. I do best with plants when I can just hover over them in their natural environment and count them, measure them, do anything with them but try and grow them.

So, needless to say, I'm a bit freaked that I not only proposed to do a little greenhouse project as a part of my thesis research, but I also went and got it funded. Now I have to plant a bunch of desert grass seeds and pray that a miracle occurs.

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