I set the seed pods aside to dry, so I could harvest seeds for kale sprouts. But I didn't actually get to the harvesting in a timely manner. The seed pods sat on the deck for all of June, July, and August, and by the time I finally sat down to harvest them in September, many of the pods had popped open on their own and spread their seeds everywhere. I didn't give this a thought until a couple of days ago, when I noticed kale sprouts popping up from every nook and cranny on the deck.
Every time I go out on the deck now, I'm reminded of nature's whimsical responses to my procrastination.