Posted by: kathandroger | June 18, 2012

Perverse nature.

I love cape gooseberries. Kath doesn’t, so we don’t often grow them. The seed packets only contain about a dozen tiny seeds and they are difficult to germinate, but this year I have half a dozen nice plants in the garden after very careful attention. Last year the bushes produced a reasonable amount of fruit, but rapidly withered away in the autumn. So what does nature do? This year I have dozens and dozens of plants coming up spontaneously in their former site. I needn’t have bothered with all that nurturing!

But it’s not all failure. Here are some of our garlic drying the sun!


  1. Tomatillos will do the same thing. You can grow tomatillos in the same place for years with no intervention whatever!

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