On the shoot on Saturday there was a section in the between two parts of the woods that had been sown with a cover crop.
In amongst the weeds there were hundreds of kale plants standing about 4ft tall, I'm afraid my picture isn't very good but you can just about see a big kale plant on the end of the row.
When I asked about this one of the guys who runs the shoot said they cleared this patch of land and sowed some kale five years ago, since then they've left these patches to their own devices. The plants have been growing, flowering and setting seed all by themselves, despite the heavy weed competition and how it's bound to have been predated on by bugs and birds.
Pretty amazing I though.
It just shows that if you can find a bare patch of land that's not going to be touched then a guerrilla type gardening style could help to feed you!
What plants do you have that keep coming back year after year from self set seed?