I tackled my slug-ravaged seed packets,
in much the same way as I had the kitchen cupboards
although with slightly more reluctance
to observe the use-by dates,
because if this Methusela seed
was capable of germination after 2000 years,
I felt that a three-year-old seed had a fighting chance.
These old-fashioned wage packets were
just the right size for re-packaging them.
Next up, the washing of the flower pots.