Soon, the cool weather vegetables will grow, hopefully, to cover grounds which once bore its parent. “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree…” Luke 13:19
Mine won’t be a great tree but I see signs that my Asian Spinach (Bayam/苋菜) is ready to grow and provide me with some excellent greens for Fall. A mother plant, left to grow since Spring has produced thousands of seeds.
And these seeds are smaller, much smaller, than mustard seeds.
Yet they bring such joy, as signs of life emerge… slowly but surely, around their mother plant.
And soon I will have spinach stir-fries ~ with olive oil & garlic; with sambal paste; with salted beans & tofu … *sigh* I wish Popeye is a neighbor, I’d gladly share.
Just for information, I do not uproot each plant for harvest. I cut off each stem leaving 2″ and 8 out of 10 will regrow, as if they have been coppiced. Roots left in the ground will eventually turn to compost and feed the worms and their micro buddies in the soil… it’s just a stage in the biological life cycle.