I had resigned myself to having nothing growing this year, but earlier in the week I noticed the temporary garden store next to Aldi was having a 'buy one get one free' sale (their sell-off before they close for the year). By time I got there yesterday things were already pretty picked over. However, at the far end of one of the greenhouses they had some healthy-looking tomato and pepper plants growing in 8" pots. The original price of five dollars seemed a bit steep, but at half that I could get nice large specimens that already had tiny fruits:
|See the baby tomatoes?|
I bought two pepper plants and two tomatoes (one each standard and cherry). I also got some small geraniums (they were buy one get THREE free). When I got home I decided I wanted more, so this morning I went back for two more tomato plants. After lunch Son Donald helped me ready the ground and plant everything. Now, if I can fend off the critters I'll be harvesting yummy produce later in the summer.
|Original purchase waiting to be planted|
Five years ago today: Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn