Gardening has really taken off in recent years. But one mysterious story shows the dangers of planting when you aren't quite sure what will spring up...
Houseplants have really taken off in the past few years.
You can turn your home into an indoor jungle.
But that doesn't stop people filling their houses with greenery.
And we're not complaining...
But gardening isn't without it's risks.When it comes to planting things, expect the unexpected!
As one man in Arkansas discovered this week.When he planted some mysterious seeds that had arrived in the post...
Last month, reports surfaced of people receiving bizarre packages.
via: TwitterPeople were receiving these seeds in the post from China - and nobody quite knows why.
27 states including Washington, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, and Texas have reported these packages.
via: FacebookScott Bray of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture warned people not to plant these seeds.
"Our concern is from an invasive-pest aspect; these seeds could introduce an invasive weed or an invasive insect pest or a plant disease."
via: FacebookScary stuff!
But one man couldn't resist.
via: 5NEWSArkansas resident Doyle Crenshawn ended up cultivating his seeds - to bizarre results!
He claims he'd already planted the seeds before he saw the government advice.And, therefore, decided he might as well see the project through!
He claims the only reason he initially planted the seeds was curiosity."Every 2 weeks I’d come by and put Miracle-Gro on it," he claimed.
"And they just started growing like crazy!"While this sounds like something from Little Shop Of Horrors...
People have some pretty regular theories on what the mystery plant is.Many think it's some sort of variety of squash plant.
Here's the plant in question.
via: 5NEWSThere's no denying it - it's large!
Authorities have now removed the mystery bush.
via: 5NEWSIt's been taken for testing so people can figure out what it actually is.
It's not currently believed to be dangerous.
via: 5NEWSBut the fact it's unidentified is still concerning to some!