You Never Know

We never know what we’ll discover growing at Pine Tar Patch.  Over the last decade we’ve grown a little bit of everything.  We also have a habit of taking our old seeds, dumping them all together in a bag, and spreading them out in the pasture or any other place we think they might grow.  Last year we spread a mix of wildflowers over the top of the raised bed when we were done planting our potatoes.  The result was better than expected.  Lots of wildflowers for us and the bees to enjoy and when the potatoes came up we had no pest problems with the potatoes.  Fast forward to this Spring and we have lots of volunteer wildflowers coming up where that raised be used to be.  The magnificent California Poppy above stands out like bright red beacon in what is now the wildlife garden.