The return of the growing season is a fairly level playing field as far as our botanical friends are concerned. The new greenhouse, cleared out of most of its winter contents, is now a wide-open environment for WEEDS. Yipes!
And nine out of ten times these weeds are unwelcome opportunists. But I did have to pause when I saw these little cuties. They are sprouting in one of the now-empty carrot beds, and look suspiciously like carrot seedlings themselves. I do seem to remember seeing two carrots go to seed last year: strange enough in a biennial, especially one in its first season of growth. And as a seed-saver I should never encourage the seeds of something that throws seed so readily. But still, I paused, sparing them the hoe guillotine.
They also look suspiciously like grass seedlings. Their true leaves will tell me the difference: ferny fronds=carrots, or more thin leaves=grass. We shall see. A week might be a stay of execution…or not.