Two weeks of rainy weather, then sun, then travel, produced a dramatic burgeoning! By the time I got home from New York, the paths were overgrown, and all the greens had gone to seed.
This time, I knew the cleanup was more than an hour’s project.
I hate to pull up plants that have gone to seed, even if I can give them to the chickens to eat. But really, I had missed my chance to replant greens when I should have, and didn’t want to wait and leave the labyrinth unnavigable while the seeds split and fell and germinated.
Two days later, and an infusion of compost from Richmond’s municipal compost giveaway, and the labyrinth was tamed and walkable.