Now that she's (at least somewhat) tackled the challenge of outfitting her D.C. apartment, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking outside the box—or, the house, that is. This weekend, the congresswoman again took to to ask for advice from her followers. This time, it was about what she should plant in her new community garden plot. Much like the open forum that ensued when she called for suggestions on how to furnish her apartment, replies to the politician's tweet ranged from the earnestly helpful to the sarcastic, punny, and just plain weird (please excuse me while I try to scrub my brain of the image of tiny Mitch McConnells growing from the earth).
AOC set off the chain with a pun, asking for sage (get it?) words of advice:
Others were quick to match her wordplay:
Others offered holistic suggestions, like an argument for kale followed through to a complete recipe:
The bizarrely popular account @Turnip2020 took the opportunity to make his own case:
And make it again:
Several people made the case for basil, because it's the primary ingredient in pesto and, well, pesto is the best:
Some offered more practical advice on what to plant together:
And, of course, people were looking out for the bees:
We're pretty into this "salsa garden" idea (hold the cilantro, obviously, if you're not a monster).
And then we got to this and had to leave for the day:
Happy gardening, AOC!
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