“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Thanks to the Deep Freeze of 2017, the 2-year old Jalapeno pepper and Eggplant plants — as well as a few other variety — finally bit the dust. They ain’t comin’ back, unless any of their volunteer seeds somehow make a stand through the thick leaf mulch.
Without the perpetual bushy-ness of these large plants, the garden now looks bare: a blank slate.
In removing the dead wood, I noticed a couple of other volunteers came up, notably a couple of heads of Romaine lettuce, and an Avocado tree, whose proximity to the remaining Brussels sprouts is a suitable location for them (for me) to grow. As a general rule, I don’t pull any volunteer plants, but it’s always nice when I don’t have to som….