The camping trip last week has left me anxious to finish getting the garden in and mulch down. Maybe it is realizing that it is already June and there are still a few tomato plants on my kitchen counter. It has been so cool this Spring that I have not felt a rush to get these in. That is a good and bad thing. At least I have been given time to replant seeds a few times … though I’m not sure why they are not coming up. Maybe they would have earlier if it had been warmer.
This past weekend held a local strawberry festival. I visited on Friday and saw they had strawberry plants for $1 per 4″ pot. As I wasn’t sure what the stores around me were selling them for I decided to wait. Wrong choice. After looking around today I realize what a great deal that was. The local hardware store has them for $2.99 per pot. The grocery story didn’t have any. The last place I stopped was a smaller department store that usually has very high prices. I’m glad to decided to “stop and take a look” as I was able to find strawberry plants for a much better price. The label said, “CLEARANCE $8.98 per 6 pack”. I figured it was the best I would get for a while and picked up a six pack of strawberry plants. When I went to check out they rang up at $6.95. Even better. This was cheaper than if I had driven back to the festival before coming home from camping, taking into account gas and such.
While out I also picked up some potting mix for a container on my deck and my topsy turvy planters from cucumbers. I should be pretty set to finish planting.
This Week’s Goals:
- Plant regular heirloom tomatoes.
- Plant white heirloom tomatoes.
- Add soil to planter and sow flower seeds.
- Plant sugar snap peas.
- “Plant” cucumbers – add soil to containers and hang
- Plant zucchini seeds (again)
- Hang laundry line.
- Lay newspapers down for mulch.
- Look for more (free) mulch.
- Plant iris bulbs.
You never know when the rain might quit coming. Even though the temperatures are on the cool side I want to get everything in the ground. Maybe then I can focus on getting the garage in order and continue removing weeds that have appeared because of all the rain.
What are your goals for this week?