Rampant morning glories are shading out the lemon balm. And the basil plants were out of control. I pretended that I was a fiscal conservative attacking the budget and pruned them without mercy. When the fragrant carnage was over, I was happily surprised to find that though the artichoke plant that had borne five (5!) artichokes had withered away, it had left a flourishing offshoot. Perhaps I'll have artichokes again next year!
As I removed basil branches, this strange thing (below) caught my eye. What in the world? Seeds of some kind...? Then my keen Sherlockian deductive powers kicked in. The seed cluster was lying to the side of the artichoke plant. . .
Half of the box bed garden is in some sort of order. Time to sow some lettuce and beets.... and maybe artichokes?