OddBulbs 2 

Digging a hole in the garden the other day, amongst the many interesting things I found (more here and here) was a collection of unidentified plant bulbs. These small to medium sized, waxy white bulbs were covered in lots of white sprouting roots and a shoot poking out of the top, suggesting they were just about to do something interesting.

OddBulbs 1 

I've no idea what they are or even if they are indeed bulbs. They might be corms or tubers – see this page for an explanation of the difference – but I think by sight they're probably technically bulbs. To try and find out exactly what sort of bulbs, I planted them in a pot and hope that they will reveal themselves. The photo above shows them before I covered them over with soil. Of course I will post an update if they choose to show themselves, so make your guesses now in the comments and see if you're proved right!

Update (21st Nov 2009): the first evidence of life has stirred from the mystery pot!

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