Does it look like a squid to you? It does to me. Okay, so it's in the dirt, not in the water, but -- ?
I had a school of them in my backyard last night -- here is a photo of part of the school, doing some synchronized swimming:
What, you don't believe me? Hmmph. Well, okay, so these are my asparagus crowns! I have 10 of them. I had no idea what to expect -- I didn't know what they would look like. And when they arrived and I couldn't plant them immediately, I followed the instructions to dampen the sawdust they were packed in and refrigerate. I didn't really open it up to look at them.
Last night I was finally able to plant them -- I had built the raised bed* for them on Saturday. Loosened the dirt, added a couple of bags of compost, and let the soil rest for a few days. (Okay, I let myself rest for a few days.) Then I had to look up the planting method again -- I had forgotten, and got those babies into the soil. Lots of water now, and you know I'll be checking every day for the little green fern like plants to sprout!
* The bed will be replaced -- I just used some 2"x4"s that I had on hand. I have the permanent metal corners that I was saving for this bed, but I didn't have the requisite cedar planks, and I really needed to get these planted, so I just made do with what I had for now. It works. It isn't beautiful, but it works.