I wanted a lot of growth this year, mostly for biomass to eventually decompose into humus to enrich the very stony and clay soil in my long bed. On 6th June the cardoon which is at the centre of the bed was about knee high ….
By 4th July it was well above my head and many of the surrounding plants – Jerusalem artichoke, fennel, poppy, chokeberry and more had also grown a great deal. This is taken looking downhill….
and this one at my head height, plenty of biomass here!