Thursday, April 23, 2009
more garden goodies...
the other day on my lunch break...i went to my fave nursery. to browse. wink. wink. well...let's just say i wasn't looking for anything in particular.
on my way into the store...i spotted the lemon cucumber plants. i've planted those the past couple years...and have had success with them. since i didn't get a basket...and didn't want to start picking up items before i even got into the store (especially since i was 'browsing') i thought...well...they must have some in the back...so i'll just pick one up back there.
perusing the veggies & herbs...looking for the lemon cucumber plants...i spotted a purple bell pepper plant. i'd never seen those before...so i picked one up to give them a try this year.
if you hadn't guessed...i like to grow the veggies that you can't pick up at the nearest supermarket. i want something that not only looks different...but sparks a conversation.
i share my harvest with friends...family & co-workers. heck...anybody can grow a tomato...but not everyone grows an orange-colored, soft-ball sized heirloom tomato...or eight-ball zucchini. remember the cuteness factor?
i ended up purchasing...more herbs & the little ladybug windmill. i will stay away from the nursery for at least a week. (they should have received a couple more shipments by then). :)
this is a photo of some of last year's herbs...