Monday, June 6, 2016


a jerusalem artichoke plant has taken hold in the bed of my surprise is a hardy native and will grow almost anywhere...what was surprising was to find an asparagus plant growing there too..i have had asparagus growing there before...the asparagus in the community garden started out there from seed i hauled out of the perennial garden project in the autumn of 2014 when the university booted me this plant has germinated from seed almost two years old...not a world's record...purslane seed can be viable for up to forty years and that probably isn't a record either...but it is still a surprise to i gently dug it can see in the third photo the root system is longer than the above ground indication of the massive root system this plant may ( hopefully ) grow...past transplants from the truck bed have shocked badly and this one may as well..i tuck it into a corner of the bed opposite the cucumbers and gave it a good shot of water...we'll see, won't we?

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