Monday, March 3, 2008

New garden additions...

In addition to the 6 trees I planted last week (and the radishes, greens, strawberries, onions, tomatoes, squash and cucumbers), I've added a couple more plants. I'm suffering from a bit of a nursery addiction. A week or two ago (right after I bought the 6 trees) I wanted to get some more strawberry plants, I thought if I rode my bike, then I would only buy what would fit in the baskets. So I rode the 3.5 miles to the nursery only to find that they had no more strawberries and would be getting them in the next day. So, I got some really dark pansies so I didn't feel like I had gone that whole way for nothing. However this did not solve my strawberry problem. The next day the weather was bad, so I drove to a different nursery, and got 2 6-packs of strawberries and some black hollyhock seeds and came home and planted them. A couple days later I realized that the melon and the pepper seeds I had tried to start were not going to be growing, so if I wanted to grow those this year I needed to go pick up some plants. Back to the nursery to get at most 8 plants. Well.. I get to the nursery and couldn't decide between cantaloupe and honeydew and also they had another type called ambrosia, which as best I can tell is the accidental cross I made last year by planting my cantaloupes and honeydews too close together, it was a really tasty mistake, so I got one of those too. Lucky for me, I could buy just one, unlike the cantaloupe and honeydew which only come in 6-packs. I picked out a 6-pack of golden bell peppers and then realized I had never tried to grow eggplant... maybe that would work out here... another 6-pack. I also noticed that they had a variety of strawberry I'd never seen before.. 8 more plants into the cart. They had just opened several bags of ladybugs, and they were all over my plants-- bonus! I went in to pay and passed the seed rack... hmmm daikon radishes, that could be cool.. in they went. So I came home with 33 plants plus the radish seeds, which really in the grand scheme of things, 33 is a very close number to 8.

2 comments:

magicalmuse said...

Yes 33 is close to 8! :) Saw you joining the 100 ft diet. I can't start to much yet but am looking forward to what everyone is growing and eating!
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The said...

8 is much closer to 33 than it is to 133 I suppose. I always leave the garden centre with far more than I intended to buy too. It's not such a bad thing is it?!