I had dug up a few sage plants last fall and managed to get them thru the winter in the greenhouse. The trick I've discovered is to not let the soil dry out. Even though the greenhouse is not heated, it can get pretty warm in there on sunny days, so paying attention to the soil worked out.
The sage leafed out again, and then I noticed two other plants growing in the pot. A Jack In The Pulpit and some Lambsquarter. What fun. We have some Jack in the Pulpit growing in the woods, but this is a rare random appearance.
And the lambsquarter is one of the new edible forage plants we talked about in a recent GardenFork.TV video. You can watch our wild and urban foraging video here on How to Eat Lambsquarter.
What happy accidents have you had happen in your garden this spring? let us know below:
Hi Eric and Tracy,
We have a small woods at the back of our 1.14 acres and this year I noticed that Jack in the Pulpits had spring up everywhere. We usually have some but this year was special. We had snow cover the entire winter here in Michigan and perhaps that fostered it. Your volunteer reminded me of this.