Some sort of smut or fungus


Dee comes to me with his coffee in hand, he has been to look at the snow peas and some of them seem to be infected with a fungus or something.  I go with him and have a look at them, they just seem a bit dried out.  ‘I think they are going to be OK,’ I say.  ‘They just need support,’ I say, ‘can you help me with them for a sec?’

Dee fans his fingers out in front of him, ‘I like their little hands,’ he says grasping at the rungs of an invisible ladder, ‘They grab on.  They climb up.’

We cut up some branches and poke them into the dirt for the peas to climb up. It is a good thing to see the big hardened criminals worried about the health of the little pea sprouts. Bad things have happened, but there is hope for these peas.

 

Read more of this story in Going Down Swinging #31 ($5) HERE: www.goingdownswinging.org.au

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