I took a sprinkler can of water down to wet the soil where I planted a few seeds last night. After doing so, I took a closer look at what I thought, last night, was a common milkweed plant where I’d planted four roots last fall. Closer inspection showed it to be a specimen of Black Indian Hemp, another member of the milkweed family, but a supposedly poisonous one. Apparently, NONE of the four roots I’d planted survived.
I then walked out the road to where I thought I’d seen a couple milkweed plants, but they too were BIH. I want to get some common milkweed replanted into my garden, partly because they’re delicious, and partly to have a butterfly garden for Monarch Butterflies. I DID see a few day lilies growing in the road ditch, which are edible in four different ways, but I’m not sure where I’d put them yet, so I’ll leave them for now.
I guess you could say that much of my lawn will be a “stealth” garden if I ever get it done the way I’d like. Neither the government, nor the neighbors, can steal your emergency food if they don’t recognize it when they see it. © 2014