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The Daily Prompt #4: Five A Day

From:  The Daily Prompt
The Prompt:   You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?
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stock-photo-panda-eating-bamboo-153135722My Response:

Bamboo, beans, squash, corn, and taro.      I think with those foods I’d have a fighting chance to survive since bamboo grows fast, taro does well in Hawaii so why not on this mysterious island.    Of course, the trinity:  beans, squash, and corn.

Even though I have a pretty black thumb, these things really should grow pretty well even under questionable my care, and I might have a fighting chance of survival.  I am being overly optimistic, though, since I can’t even grow mint – the most prolific and spreading of all the herbs.    Last year we managed to grow 8 one inch banana peppers, and maybe three tomatoes.   The critters ate all of the corn the day after I planted them.    My chances don’t look so good now that I think about it.

Of course, I’d have to be eating a whole lot of bamboo in the beginning since that’s the only one that will grow fast enough at the outset.    There are edible coconuts and fruit on this island right?     Growing food takes time and energy, which is why most of us do most of our gardening at the grocery store.

Hold on, is this even an island that things can grow?    If nothing grows there, then I change my mind and I opt for those packs of ration army food that cook themselves.     I might not survive after it runs out, but at least I could boast that I boiled my food by just adding water to a plastic bag.

Oh…water.    Will the captors be providing fresh water!?

 

 

 

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