My name is Julian and I read your letter. So what you need to do for your chinese lantern is to pull out the weeds and the easy way to do it is to put water on it and then pull it out carefully. The other way is to pull it by the bottom and make sure the roots are all the way out. So I hope your chinese lantern works out to be what you want it to be and keep planting!
We looked up the chinese lantern and it is orange and it looks like the size of a radish. I liked how it was your favorite plant and someday you will be a wonderful gardener!
I'm nine just like you!
from Julian Corrie