With all the rain, the weeds have just exploded! In my walk about today, I discovered Perennial vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Just pretend the chickweed is ground cover.
Strawberries are blooming. Need to clean out that chickweed and mulch. I know some spoilt chickens that would like to help!
That Bronze Fennel looks very healthy and happy.
I see the Comfrey is up. I just chop and drop it’s leaves during the year. It mines minerals from deep in the soil and makes a nutritious mulch! Also it is medicinal. I dried some leaves last year, but have not had a reason to use them.
Ahhh, my rhubarb came back! I grew it from seed. It is not supposed to survive here in the hot humid South. But, there it is! I feed it some cow manure and this area does not get much sun in the afternoon. Who knows, hope springs eternal with gardeners!
And here is the Globe Artichoke. It has been here about 5 years. I can’t seem to get another one to make it there. However, I have a seedling in the greenhouse that will be planted nearby. I keep trying. Artichokes are supposed to be SUPER good for you. I think they are a bit of a pain to eat. Always wanted to have a lot of them to harvest as buds! Artichoke hearts.
And here are a couple asparagus spears. I usually just eat them raw standing in the garden. Asparagus is not supposed to do well here either. And it doesn’t, but mine limp along to give me a few spears for a garden snack. (Someday, I will tell you the story of this pesky round leafed weed that thinks it is a ground cover. At least the bees love it the little blue bloom.)
It has rained sooooo much, there is no dry dirt for the chickens to get a dust bath. I guess you take what you can get. Ester found the open cow manure bag. Looks like the others are waiting their turn.