There’s been talk about volunteer crops springing up hither and yon and I thought I’d add my few cents worth to the fray. While it is certainly true that I coddle and coax a fair number of vegetables into existence, there are some plants that demand zero attention, and I don’t mean just plantain or crab grass 😉
The cast of characters afoot yesterday include:
oxeye daisy, relative to the Chrysanthemum
ever facing Helios…sunflower, barnyard shuffle
You know ’em you love ’em, black raspberries free for the taking
Dill patiently awaiting the cucumbers
Some volunteers are not quite as welcome as others
squash beetles munching on my sweet mama’s, dang
jewel or weed, you decide the very voluptuous spotted-touch-me-not
well, no, I did not manage a volunteer cauliflower…see those black spots?
that’s frass…an odd euphemism for caterpillar poop. Cabbage moths have
arrived, very un-welcome volunteers very hard at work 😦
Mostly I welcome the volunteers. In some cases not so much. Happy Monday, let the new week begin.