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It's Dorian saves some mullein day! The asshole next door keeps mowing down some wild sown mullein just on my edge of the property line, so I moved them into my garden to save them (and utilize their strengths for my garden!).
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@k_purpose @plants It's common mullein! It's native to Eurasia, but it's not really invasive where I live in North America. The name mullein stems from how fuzzy and soft it is! It's a biennial plant, and in the second year they can grow to be six feet (~2 meters) tall!

@k_purpose It's a great companion in a garden because they have a deep taproot, meaning they can pull up nutrients that are too low for other plants to reach. Then when they die (or when you cut the leaves off and drop them on the ground) they deposit all those nutrients on the surface, within reach for others.

@k_purpose those are the fuzzy rosettes you get the first year of growing mullein. The rosettes that survive to a second year will put up a big stalk that will be covered in yellow flowers.

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@raye @dorian @plants sadly, mine get mowed by my landlord too, I've never seen them get to the second year ☹

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