Seed Swaps

I have to admit, I am a Lazy Gardener...

07 May 2012
Rainy 21°C / 70°F

Here you see my pictures of the Swiss chards that I didn’t sow…
Of the squash that germinated in the compost we distributed in the greenhouse…
And of the Mustard leaf that has sown itself between the peas.

Don’t you think I would be stupid not to let them grow?

Oh yes, I know… All those Diligent Gardeners will shake their heads and ask… ‘Lady, haven’t you heard about crop rotation, have you?’
‘Yes, I have’, I will reply… ‘But apparently Mother Nature hasn’t.’

I’m sure that in those little self-sow patches there are plants of enough different families to prevent problems for each other…




I agree – nature knows best.

Posted on 08 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

Don’t look a gift horse (er, spinach, chard etc) in the mouth!

Posted on 09 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

It’s a blessing! ……and a nice mesclun salad. This might be a lesson for all of us.

Posted on 10 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

I’m of that persuasion myself… And sometimes it’s amazing what just appears!

Posted on 10 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

surprises like that are the best! :-)

Posted on 10 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

Ah Mother Nature spared a few cauliflowers, a red cabbage and an already huge (!) celeriac in our garden. So nice of her!!!

Posted on 11 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

Our best garden is this year, as Nature did so much of the work for us!

Posted on 13 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

Squash always self-sows itself from compost in my mom’s garden. The problem arises when she actually intentionally sows squash (which she does every year) and is then surprised when her spaghetti squash turns out to be a pumpkin, or her “zucchini” plant starts producing butternut squash!

Posted on 15 May 12 (about 4 years ago)


Folia Helper


I’m wondering what my self-sown squash will be like…
I guess it’ll be a butternut, because I had many, many butternuts last year, and only two ‘Musquée de Provence’. We got some Hokkaido-pumpkins from someone else’s garden, but I think that was already hybridized, because it had a fairly bland taste. (So I hope it’s not a seed from one of those squashes….)
I pretty sure that plant isn’t going to produces zucchini’s, because I never let the zucchini’s grow big…

Posted on 15 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

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