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Banana Circle update: the heavy rains and sweet potato vines have pulled down 2 of the 3 Jerusalem artichoke plantings in the circle, but they’re hardy and I think will be back upright soon enough. Three BIG borage plants I don’t remember planting have really taken off producing beautiful, tiny flowers the bees love. The banana plant (center right) is growing! It’s totally unlikely that this variety will overwinter here, but this has been a fun experiment and I am sold on sweet potato as a ground cover. Going to start propagating some vines later this week—they’re hardy, grow fast with a neat texture, and there are purple blossoms hidden in there, too. #permaculture #polyculture #gardening #urbangardener #bananacircle

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