Here’s what happens when I leave my garden unattended: I get beautiful wild grains like the above – otherwise known as weeds.
A weed I had been assiduously removing (but, obviously, missed one) turns out to have charming puffy purple blossoms.
The insalata riccia (curly lettuce) bolted into meter-high stalks with delicate blossoms. Wasn’t very edible at this point, however, so I took some pictures, tore it all up, and planted onions, herbs, and more lettuce in that space.
The wild fig that I never even planted, in the lower wall, came out with a promising crop of fruit.
And the vegetables just kept on producing – I picked our first tomatoes this morning.