Harvest time provides some other surprises. Let some of your spring plants go to seed even if you are not seed saving. The roots will continue to provide sustenance for soil micro-organisms, and the flowers of many varieties will give weeks of pleasure for you and the desirable insects in your garden such as bees. This romaine surprised us all with it's beautiful blue flowers which have been in residence for over a month.
|Romaine lettuce in fall bloom|