Comfrey is very, very tasty to insects and I am now down to one plant, in the greenhouse, which will be allowed to get enormous before I put it out. If I have more comfrey seeds left, I'll grow them indoors too.
I haven't yet poisoned the Japanese knotweed. Something is actually eating it, but it grows more quickly than it can be eaten. I have the poison, now I just need a moderately dry day in which to apply it without poisoning the entire bed.
I have alive and well, four potted Roma VF Tomato plants and four Black Cherry Tomato plants, which is about right. I actually wanted five of each. I have also potted on six strawberries, which can sit in their troughs for a good long while before they have to go out into the real world.
The catnip looks not far off being ready to plant out. One Sweet Marjoram plant is now in the bed - I have a tray of Sweet Marjoram which will be planted out entire, but needed to thin out this seedling.
The discarded Rocket is thriving in the heap I threw it into. Too big to eat, I assume, and too pungent. It will probably flower and seed but I think it's a hybrid and won't breed true. It's there for the insects to enjoy.
What I am learning: due to the wild, untamed, overgrown nature of much of the garden, things need to sit inside for a very, very long time before they go out, or they get eaten immediately. Once they're six inches tall, they're fairly safe. If I set up a dedicated raised vegetable bed, things would be better but the landlord would do his nut. I am actually getting plants to live though, and learning how and when to plant out so I actually get vegetables out of it.
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