When is a mess, not a mess? - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Home & Garden

When is a mess, not a mess?

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 9:00 am

KODIAK — Darn, I have slugs in my hoophouse. I learned a trick for keeping them from chewing on my broccoli and beans, though. I feed them candy. Not a Snickers bar, but something tender and sweet to a slug: Bok choy. I allow them to eat on it to their heart’s (do slugs have hearts?) content. It’s a sacrificial plant and eventually it succumbs to holes and slime. It’s a mess, but it works.

I found another mess the other day. While walking out to the car the other day, I reached into my pocket. Keys, Kleenex, a cough drop, and… what are these tiny things at the bottom? I took a pinch. Seeds. They must have spilled out of a seed packet that got crumpled and forgotten. Smaller than rice and rust colored, I recognized them as one of my favorite greens: Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress.

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