back in spring when i was planning the garden layout, i designated a small corner of the yard “wild area”--i wasn’t going to prepare or amend the soil, weed it or water it, i’d just scatter some seeds and see what grew. i planted borage, quinoa, calendula, sunflowers, pole peas and alfalfa. what grew? weeds. grasses. nothing else. granted i wasn’t trying very hard, but i expected at least *some* good plants to grow. the only success in that corner is a white currant tomato plant, but even that is small and stunted thanks to the competition from weeds. it frustrates me that this failed because i hate to have unused, usable space. i could’ve squeezed in like four more tomato plants over there. it also sucks because that was the only place i put a lot of those plants (quinoa, calendula, alfalfa) so now i’m not growing those at all. annoying fail.