Monday, April 2, 2012
First Tomatoes-Out, New Self Watering Container and other new stuff
Also in the container is an extra cinnamon basil and a bit of flower.
Speaking of this container, I was excited to see it. It is self watering, holds 1.5 CU FT of soil, comes with wheels and its own elastic mulch cover. It was $26 at Home Depot. A far better deal than the Earthtainers that are out there. Usually I make my own self watering containers. I can do it in a hour, for about $15. They are not particularly lovely though. I picked this one up for the areas that need something a bit better looking.
I also did a bit of nursery shopping this weekend. The Growing Place has opened for the season. Pickings are still a slim for annuals, but tons of shrubs and perennials are already in. I went to scope out moss. I want some for around the pond. I was going to buy it online but was curious if I could find it locally. TGP had it. For $3.99 for tiny plants! I bought two test plants, one irish moss and another lighter green moss to see how they do. If they are fast, they will be the parents and I'll just split them up and make a ton of moss babies. As usual a couple of other things found their way into the basket. Some jelly bean like viola's that I might plant, or I might give in a easter present, some dwarf goatsbeard that I have always wanted but never had the constantly moisture it needed and a new hosta..midnight ride. That one was totally a blind purchase but now that I have looked it up, I am pleased.
Posted by Stacy at 7:33 PM