We have a mulch pit in our back yard. It’s actually a 3 1/2 feet x 15 feet compost pit (it “came with the house”) but we’ve for some reason dubbed it the mulch pit, or if you’re my two-year old, the “pulch pich.” Anyway, we dump grass clippings and food scraps and whatnot in there and our neighbors contribute coffee grounds and the ashes from their wood stove. From what I’ve read, that should make the soil pretty rich (for this BIG garden that I’m planning for next year… with my green thumb). Well, one day when I was out pulling weeds from our teeny-tiny garden (another experiment, sort of… Lance wanted to make sure I’d take care of a teeny-tiny garden before I tore up more of the yard… He has little faith in my green thumb) I noticed something growing in the mulch pit that did NOT look like a weed. Since I’m a gardening authority, I should know, right? So instead of turning over all the stuff in the mulch pit (regular maintenence) we decided to let it grow. Fast forward one month. This is what we have.
As for me and my green thumb? I think we’ll just keep watering and waiting. Maybe in a few weeks my family will be feasting on cantemelon, or waterhini, or cantelini. Hmmm, now THAT would be an experiment!