Yesterday my friend and I drove to one of the local plant nurseries. This time of the year on a weekend the place is usually packed with people looking for vegetable plants, flowers, herbs and shrubs. Early spring has everyone with their foot on the starting line ready to get started beautifying their little area of the earth. Some want to grow as much of their own food as possible, myself included. Some want just to beautify the area around them or to plant a tree to shade them in the years to come.
My friend wanted to get some vegetable plants and I went along for the ride; then bought more stuff than she did. She bought a stevia plant; that is what she usually uses to sweeten her tea and a few tomato plants. I on the other hand bought two really nice blueberry plants, two trays of pepper, one yellow bell pepper and one hot pepper. I also bought three kinds of tomatoes. I already have several tomato plants that I planted myself but they are a little too small to set out now. I usually try to have more tomatoes than I can possibly use; I give a lot away but I also eat two or three a day when they are in season. It is due to rain again tomorrow so I will have to wait to set the tomatoes and peppers out, the spot in my garden where I want to put them is still too wet to dig up but maybe by next weekend I can get them out.
I have previously had blueberry plants but haven’t had the best of luck with them; like no luck at all, really. At one time I had; I think, six plants and now I am down to one and it looks like death warmed over. Three or four weeks ago I was at another garden center and they had as pretty blueberry plants as I have ever seen and at a really good price but I talked myself out of getting them. I told myself that with the luck I have had with blueberries it would just be a waste of money; maybe it is but I wish I had just gone ahead and got a couple of them. Blueberries are really good for you and they are not cheap. Maybe I can still find a couple of really nice blueberry plants to go with the ones I got yesterday. If not, there is always next year.
I hope you all have projects planned to take advantage of this beautiful weather. If you have space there is nothing healthier than fruits and vegetables that you grow yourself. You know where it came from and what it was fed. No additives and no ingredients that you can’t spell or pronounce.
Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day. David Johnson