No horsey post today. Instead, we're going back to Gardening 101, or, KC Doesn't Know What the Heck She's Doing So Let's Hope She Doesn't Kill These Plants.
I had a busy day yesterday, but Horsewife Cyn and I stopped over at a local nursery to check it out, and so I could get some strawberry seeds and other sundry items. Turns out, this nursery (which is huge on the outside) is not so huge after all, and had very limited selection! Phooey. However, they did have already started blueberry bushes, and strawberry plants.
Score! I spent more, yes, but on the other hand, someone else did the hard work for me.
I inhale strawberries and blueberries all summer long. To the point where you can visibly notice the difference on our grocery bill when I stop buying them. Blueberries in particular are so expensive these days. How can something so good for you be that expensive? It's just not fair.
So I got my most favorite thing from Jersey (aside from my niece and nephews, who live there): Jersey blueberries.
I think we should totally name these two fine-looking specimens. And since they cross pollinate each other, perhaps one is a girl and one is a boy? Any takers?
Those little buds will turn into flowers, which will then turn into, you guessed it, blueberries!
That's my happy little strawberry plant. The lady at the nursery said I can plant them in the ground now, but seeing as how we're still having frost and freezing nights, methinks not. So they all get carted inside for the evenings now.
And, my teeny little sprouts from last week, are getting bigger by the day - I can hardly believe how fast some are growing!
Even the shy peppers are beginning to emerge. Free salad. Yum.
This is the happiest green bean plant I've ever seen. I hope frosts end soon so I can get these babies in the ground.
Matt is thrilled. He loves the fact that there's a jungle in our bedroom every night when I bring our plants in.