Seed Swaps

Flowering Corn Salad, Volunteers, and Plenty of Spring Growth

07 May 2012
Rainy 25°C / 77°F

The mild winter allowed some plants to stay dormant and slowly grow. Among these were several types of lettuce. One of them, corn salad has been the latest bloomer and literally speaking, is now starting to bloom. I noticed this tonight as I was trying to identify what these flowers were, but as I traced them back to the sources, I realized the small leaves threw me off, so I thought that they were weed flowers which sprung up. In any case, I’ve never seen them, so have a look.

The second item (photo #2) I noticed was what I believe has to be a volunteer potato. It sits in the bed where I grew them two seasons ago, and I had some last year.

I checked my chart, and photo #3 should be a Red Marconi. This sprouted quite some time ago, probably in our 80 degree March which we had. It’s ironic that it’s as big as my transplants which started indoors just a couple weeks prior; also, that it was my least productive pepper last year.

The last photo is what I believe is my Delikatesse cucs. This is my first year growing them and they were planted with some radishes among them. Due to the now prolific size, I have to assume that this is them. I thinned them out a few weeks ago when they were very small, so I had great germination rate. The plant stalks are spread quite a bit.

In other non-pictured developments, I noticed my herbs are picking up garden-wide, so it’s nice to have a good start there as well. I also harvest two whopper French Breakfast radishes, these are my biggest ever at 2 oz each. Finally, I saw some development on my Flag leeks – this is my first try with them.

*I have since learned that the Marconi is a Bean Plant and the Cucs are Radishes – I’ve got to work on my identification skills.




I too have corn salad flowering – thought I’d save some seed from it.

Posted on 08 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

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