can I get a volunteer?

The answer is yes! I already did! After we had the walkways replaced, there was (is) a lot of disturbed earth around them and some weeds and other things cropped up. Some of the plants I’d planted on purpose also got disturbed, so I sort of let things be and figured once any plant got big enough for me to determine what it was, I’d make a decision about it staying or going. When the leaves of this started to get big enough for me to identify them, I wasn’t sure what it was but I knew it looked familiar.

Volunteer ground cherry

And it turns out that it is! It’s a Ground Cherry aka Cape Gooseberry! It will fruit! I’m super geeked! I definitely didn’t plant any seeds for this anywhere, so who knows where it came from. I’ll take it!


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