Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Frugal Gardener

As a rule, I am a very frugal (sometimes ridiculously so according to friends and family!) That same trait carries over to my garden.

If something comes up on its own, I either leave it or move it to a more suitable area. In order to do this, I've had to become aware of how plants look when they first emerge.

The result is that I get lots of free plants. I have noticed when they sprout on their own, the plants are much hardier. I delight in these small surprises!

Dill growing just outside the raised bed

Amaranth (I think)

Squash or pumpkin? Guess I'll find out soon

Transplanted tomato plants that came up next to the peppers

Purslane everywhere

Ornamental pumpkin transplanted from compost pile
Ornamental pumpkin

Various squash and pumpkins growing in my compost pile
Mystery squash from compost pile

Pumpkin from compost pile

Zucchini from compost pile

Marigolds coming up from dropped seed heads

Fennel growing next to the original plant


1 comment:

  1. I do the same thing! Why not? They do grow better that way :) Hope you're having a great summer!