Friday, March 4, 2011

Making Babies.

It's not only in the propagating areas of The Shadehouse that plants are multiplying.  This photo of the path in the Espaliery shows that Mother Nature has her own views on how to keep the life force rocking along.

The choice of pine mulch for the paths in here seemed ideal at the time.  It certainly provides the ideal seed bed for germination, although that isn't really what we planned for the paths.  This vigorous seedling crop of last winter's leafy greens, including Kale, Chard and Mustard Greens has sprung into existence in the last three weeks.  It is  usually worth leaving a few plants of each crop to set seed, either for collection and replanting or simply  for random regeneration like this example.  

This is all good and we can move these babies to wherever we want them.  

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