A few months ago I had planted some velvet bean seeds which quickly grew into monster vines. I pulled them all up since they were strangling my new sunchoke plants.
Or so I thought...
These sneaky little devils were hiding in my sunchokes, tucked in along my chicken run cage! I was checking on my Roselle when I spotted these.
The Roselle, as I suspected, is flowering! Yay! It's so tall I didn't bother trying to take pictures. I'm going to need to use a step ladder to get the calyxes off!
My Roselle isn't very attractive, it's just a giant stalk with leaves very close to the stalk. I'm definitely going to pinch off the top when I grow these again to see if I can force it to make more of a bush.
Finding these bean pods was a good reminder that I want to plant some of these where I don't need to worry about collateral damage. They're nitrogen fixers and I can let them go, chop them down, and let them do their thing again.
But first I need to complete my garden because some of these seedlings aren't waiting any longer:
I'm going to have to put these in the ground today if they're going to survive. Right now in fact, since we leave for Sarasota in 2 hours! So much to do, so little time...