An advantage of our open bed system of gardening and the relatively undisturbed soil system is the amount of volunteers we get. I encourage volunteer herbs and greens by letting a lot of plants go to seed. Here is a picking of lettuces and mustards augmented with some purposely cultivated baby spinach and spring onions.
Judy worked her usual kitchen magic to come up with a spring meal of baby greens, oven roasted asparagus and a vegetarian fried rice using soy sausage. It was delicious.
Here are a couple different lettuces coming up between some dandelions. I’ll transplant a lot of these (not the dandelions) to more well-tended areas, most specifically into the garlic bed and between the rows of peas. Volunteers are free and easy and a true sign for us that spring has finally arrived.