Monday, February 7, 2011

It's What's Missing that Matters

What's missing above are the fennel seeds. Unfortunately they weren't harvested for salads or sausages, which is something maybe we ought to consider doing more consistently with our wild fennel down at Floyd Bennett. It might mean a little less weeding in future seasons. As weedy plants go, fennel has its good points for sure. It's edible and it attracts pollinators and it's pretty in foliage and flower, but it gets big enough in a garden plot to shade out smaller vegetables that were planted for harvest and it's incredibly successful at spreading itself around, particularly in the hot all-day sun down at Floyd Bennett. You know if you can't beat them, you might as well eat them.

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