So it seems...
It seems that around this time every year gardening starts to interfere with writing until the point where writing begins to interfere with gardening. That's when we put the writer on retainer, tell him not to show up until we send for him.
This year the gardener is experimenting with some new (to us) Asian greens. Chief, the UPS guy, dropped off these seeds and toys at our house a few days ago. Some of them are already in the ground.
If you're interested in Asian veggies, I highly recommend to you Kitazawa Seed Company. Their seeds have been the heart of my vegetable garden for years. As stated on their website, they do not buy, sell, or trade genetically engineered seed or plants.