I was out in the garden yesterday ripping out more of the deadened plants and continuing the preparations for next spring when I noticed two anomolies I wanted to share. The first was my tomatillos. The tomatillos that had fallen from the vines into the underbrush below had rotted out leaving just a lacy shell with some intact seeds inside. The look is very fairy-like if you will and I was thinking that if I sprayed one with lacquer or silver spray paint to kind of harden it it would make a creative Christmas ornament...but I will probably just tear the bulb open and put away the seeds for next year. (It was a cool thought though!)
The next thing I came across actually made me laugh out loud. I had planted Dill in a dilapidated garden box that had been left at the farm by the previous owners. All summer I was perplexed by why the Basil grew in these boxes, but the Dill did not. So, what did I find? Yup, Dill growing not in the box, but all around the outside. The only thing I can think, since I know I did not sew the seed there, is that the kittens or chickens (or both) must have assisted the seed in getting from the box to the ground below. I also figure that maybe dill likes the cold better?
Wife to a wonderful husband, Daughter of the King, Mother of 6 (one with an xtra chromosome), and an incidental farm girl.