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Of sprouts and true leaves: Not a walrus in sight.

03 Mar 2010
Rainy 21°C / 70°F

Odd little fellows are Salsify.

I saw what looked like a toothpick sticking out of the mix and at the same time that I was wondering where it had come from, I was pulling it out (we’ve used them here as mini stakes before.) Now, the alarm bells should have sounded when it required a firm grip to extract it (just how long is this toothpick?) but Mr Braun and No brains kept going until the Salsify seedling was free of the soil. yes, It turns out that it was a living breathing plant of the desired species, sure it may have still been hiding in its seed case but a plant it was. I wonder if it will regrow after being uprooted so unceremoniously? Pat Pat
It’s a good thing two others managed to come up in the punnet.

The Wonk Bok cabbages have true leaves – in keeping with their vigorous nature.

A few of the Leeks and Onions decided to add their flavour to the event table – sadly the Ailsa Craig Onions look like doing a no show :(


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cristyn

cristyn

Folia Helper

United States5b

Poor little guys. I had to train my partner not to rip out leeks on the assumption that they were grass creeping into the veggie bed. It’s probably a rough life for all grass-looking seedlings.

Posted on 08 Mar 10 (over 9 years ago)

Those cabbages sure look healthy – even more roots than leaves.

Posted on 08 Mar 10 (over 9 years ago)

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