So, yesterday I blogged about the mystery seed that has sprouted in the midst of our dill and next to our sage. Since he looks like he’s growing straight out of some compost eggshell, I felt like the safe assumption is that he’s from seeds that were in our compost. BUT, almost as if the plants have ears… or, actually, internet and are following this blog… this morning I noticed two of the infiltrator’s brethren had popped up in one of our raised beds (a good 10 ft. from our box with dill). Does this mean that they’re not from seeds that were in our compost? No, not necessarily. We added the same compost to the bed near the bok choy. Still… this is very suspicious. I’m dying to know what these plants are!
The larger plants are the baby bok choy. You will see the mystery seeds in the top right – with yellowish coloring on the ends of their leaves. WHO ARE THEY?
One of these days, we’ll have to write a blog about our composting project. That’s more Ken’s thing – so I’ll leave it to him. For the purposes of this post, I just wanted to note that a) we compost and b) we have been adding some of the compost to our window boxes/pots/raised beds, as we plant seeds and transplant our seedlings. We’ve also collected some of our compost “tea” and used it to water the plants after we first transplant them. I can’t say if it’s done any good – but it certainly hasn’t done any harm. Our indoor compost gets a lot of eggshells and vegetable waste… but I think we generally try to avoid any seeds. That being said, I noticed this dude in our window box (which houses dill and sage) today:
It looks like the seed is growing straight out of one of the compost eggshells… so it’s definitely something we ate and threw away. To me, it looks like a squash – similar to the squash plants we’re growing indoors right now – but I don’t think we’ve eaten squash in months. So, I’m at a loss. Eggplant?? I’m excited to find out. I love that there’s a little mystery in our garden.
These were our squash plants a couple of weeks ago. See the similarity?