Lack of Volunteers


It was nothing short of a massive horizontal Jack and the Beanstalk. Let a few volunteers reseed, go away for a week or so and come home to pumpkin and ornamental gourd vines covering the ground around the garage and the northern side of the house.

My 2022 experience with annual vegetable plants which reseeded gave new meaning to the term “volunteers.” The two intertwined and set about taking over.

At one point the vines and their lovely orange fruit covered the purple clematis vine and trellis, obliterated the three sizable boxwood along the sidewalk then headed over the lawn and up t...

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