Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Back in April, I watched my overwintered kale grow to five six+ feet tall and produce bright yellow flowers.

Since then, I've been waiting patiently for the seeds.  OK, maybe not always so patiently:  I do have other things I want to plant in that space this spring.

A friend asked me how I'd know when the seeds are ready.  Instead of the usual answer describing how the seed pods dry up and split open, I replied, "The birds will let me know!"  And they did.

They had quite a feast today.  I hope they leave some for me.


  1. I have no idea - I don't know birds! I need to learn about birds, though, since I seem to be attracting more and different birds (and other critters) in my garden each year.

  2. House finches are always there when seeds are ready. I use the same method for dame's rocket!

    1. And there we have it from a reliable source: finches. Maybe you can ID some of my other birds, GONSS.