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|
|Ornamental pumpkin transplanted from compost pile|
|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|