Seduction by Seedlings
Tonight Theric, the Big O and I ventured out to OSH to pick up plants and dirt for our garden. I had planned on purchasing only two tomato seedlings and eight strawberry seedlings, which would be grown in my two Earthboxes. The rest of the garden was to come from the seeds I had already started. I had a list and everything--I was prepared. And yet, I failed.
Standing in the nursery with my husband and child and a sign proclaiming seedlings to be a mere 84¢, I knew there would be trouble. I was right.
Theric was clearly excited by the varieties of vegetables. The Big O was also excited. I too was excited but remained focused on choosing just two tomato plants and eight strawberry seedlings. I selected the strawberries easily enough--only one variety there--then on to the tomatoes, of which there were quite a few varieties. I however, managed to narrow my search and select the variety I thought would be best.
Theric however was easily lured in by the tomato lovelies, he had to have them. In the end, however, he managed to select only two different varieties. Yes. Two. Because "Hey, they're only 84¢!" Oh, did I forget to mention that he was also seduced by corn? Yes, that's right, corn.
So, should all of these plants actually produce, we will be up to our ears in tomatoes, and maybe to our knees in all the other veggies I have already started growing.
When the crops roll in I may have more than I can handle. And you, of course, won't mind piles of veggies left on your porches during the night.