It seems that I'm trying a new type of mulch this year. It was really easy to apply, and the price was right: free! The strangest thing is it's one of those colored mulches too, and I hate those!
My mulch is... perilla (Perilla frutescens) seedlings!
I had a few plants growing over here last year, and this plant produces seed like nothing else I grow!
Lots of other weeds here too, mainly provided by the bird feeder:
You'd think that birds, chipmunks and squirrels would find every seed, but they don't.
Looks good filling a pot, doesn't it?
So much perilla!
The other side of the walkway is mulched with persicaria instead:
The seedlings aren't as prolific, but since these are perennial the parent plants (unlike the annual perilla) take up a lot of the available space:
Anybody else mulching this way?
Clearly I have so much weeding to do. Seems like I'll have time to do it this week finally.