It's nice enough this morning to sit on the back porch and work. Or "work." I have been procrastinating, particularly by diddling around with some data analysis. ... and today with thinking about perennial gardening. I have found a place that sells Viola odorata plants! I've spent about the same in trying to start seeds. Given the pressure from the local violet -- it grows everywhere -- i can't just toss the seeds out (because i will get confused with all the other violets). This way i can establish some plants and weed out the native violets. I wonder if they will co exist with sunchokes? That could be a great pairing, if it works.
I got distracted because i ran across something called Turkish Rocket, a perennial brassica that one eats in a form like broccoli rabe and that reportedly doesn't suffer from insect pressure (or deer pressure). https://scottishforestgarden.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/turkish-rocket/