I got sprouts!
I was a little dubious cuz one year I tried direct sowing mullein, and none came up.
very happy to see my first sprouts.
some info on mullein:
"Mullein is a weed commonly found in abandonned lots. It grows in gravel, sand, poor soil and asphalt.
Like most weeds, mullein serves a purpose.
It has a deep taproot which loosens compacted soil.
Mullein etches lose the minerals in the gravel and transforms the minerals into a form that can be used.
It pulls the minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium into the leaves. When the leaves fall off, or the plant is composted, nutrients are added to the soil.
It is an early succession plant. Once its job is done, and the soil is improved, it leaves."
How cool is that?