|Checking on the parsley|
Archie - and Angel especially - love to munch on parsley. In the summer I grow a big pot of it outside in the garden along with a mix other other herbs and grasses which they can help themselves to - a kind of doggy salad bar. In the winter I grow a regular supply of parsley on the kitchen windowsill instead which they can graze on as and when they feel like it.
At this point, purists had better look away ...
|Shame it's such an untidy plant ...|
Angel also adores cleavers, so having found a patch recently while out on a walk I gathered a small tuft up and brought it home and planted it. A month later it has flowered and set seeds ready for me to collect and start off a whole new batch. I had also collected a few seeds and they have shot up - although I'm keeping them out of Angel's reach at the moment until they have also flowered and produced seeds for me to collect.
As well as providing a small supply indoors for Angel to nibble on I'm planning on adding the seeds to the outdoor salad bar. Although it's impossible to prevent them from doing a bit of sampling of herbage while out on walks, I'm hoping they will do the bulk of their grazing at home where I know the plants are untouched by any chemical contaminants.
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