Fall Volunteers

After feeding the chickens a few bananas and a bunch of cilantro stems, I strolled by the garden.

Bright fuzzy green leaves blanketed several areas.

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Borage was volunteering.

In the paths we’d made with cardboard and covered with woodchips.

In the yard leading out to the playset.

It was everywhere and it was blooming.

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I can’t get cauliflower to grow, cucumbers never turn out and peppers are sparse, but man can I grow borage.

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I will never have to buy seeds for this gorgeous trap crop. I will only have to transplant or pull all the shoots that come up so it does not take over the gardens.

The chickens are in for a treat when we move them up to the house.

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Borage grows all over
The gardens and the lawn
More beautiful than clover
As lovely as the dawn

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