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Hello Johnny

May 23rd, 2013

As I’ve been working in the potager behind the house, I’ve been finding Johnny Jump Ups everywhere.  I started digging them and using them edge the beds in the potager, figuring them bring some much needed color.  Not only that, they’re edible beauties, I can pick the blossoms and add them to salads.
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Lucky me, I ended up with enough of these beauties to line the inside and outside of the main circle in my potager.  I can’t wait for them to fill in and start blooming more profusely.
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I love flowers that self sow readily, at least for the most part.  Things like nicotiana, forget-me-nots and  anise hyssop.  I don’t know if I have found any self sowing flowers that I don’t like yet.

Do you have any flowers self-sow in the garden?  Do you love them or hate them?  

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.