Sunday, September 8, 2013
Another viable option for a plant once and be done are self-seeders. These are plants that produce many seeds. One trick to self sowing is letting the seeds sprout before adding a thick layer of mulch which may dampen how many seedlings can push up through the crust if put down before they have a chance to sprout.
There are many self-seeding vegetable and herbs. Here are a few we are growing:
*Mache (corn salad)
*Miner’s lettuce (claytonia)
*Giant Red mustard
*Brilliant Red orach
The one caution with growing self sowing plants is that they can self sow a little too well. The only one on the above list that I would not let loose in my garden is the purslane. I only let it grow in pots. The rest are easy to pluck out the ones you don’t need.