“Esio trot”. Grow Alfie! Roald Dahl's childhood story about the ever-growing turtle has become a classic. However, (fictional) turtles are not the only things that grow. Think of flowers and bees. Lanky teenagers and pregnant bellies covered in stretch marks. Or perhaps the growing pressure on the meat industry or the growing amount of gigabytes of RAM in your PC. Growth is beautiful, but it also leaves its marks and sometimes causes damage — like hundreds of turtles in an apartment in Dahl’s story. After all, every advantage has a disadvantage.