a little known fact

You knew roses have thorns, but did you know that many vegetables come with their own thorny defense too?  The harvest time of year brings them clearly into focus, as I try to steal the fruit without giving any blood in return!

Eggplants have sharp spikes on their stems.

Zucchini plants are covered in tiny prickles that break off in your skin and make you swell up.

And though you’d never know it from the cucumbers you buy in the store, cucumbers grow with small white spikes growing all over their flesh.  Oddly enough, the spikes brush right off.

But he that dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose.
~Anne Bronte, English poet and novelist

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