What is one thing in your food garden this year that you weren't actually planning to grow?
As a novice urban vegetable gardener, I find that even though I start out with a plan of what I am going to grow each year, what actually gets planted can change on a whim. There is always at least one thing growing in my garden that either just offered itself, or was a "that's cool, I've never seen that before" seed or seedling at my local garden store that I couldn't resist.
This year those things are:
- shiso (bought it for eating, but came with the roots attached, so what the heck - let's plant it!)
- corn (seedlings gifted by a neighbour - have never tried growing corn, and didn't think I had space in my raised beds, but we'll see what happens)
- potatoes (seed potatoes gifted by the same neighbour - required my husband to quickly build a potato box - excited for harvest)
- cola plant (actually does smell like cola - not sure what the heck to do with it - add to kombucha? tea?)
What about you - what are you surprised to be growing this season?