It's always fun trying to think of a catchy title for a post, like an alliteration, or using part of a well known saying, or something just interesting sounding that would catch a readers attention.
Well I think I had come up with a good one for this one, but because I didn't use it right away, or write it down, well I seem to have forgotten it, if I had ever thought of one in the first place. Yeah, I can't even remember that. Yep, I'm at that age.
The alliteration I did use is not the one that I think I forgot, and if I ever remember it, I'll change the title.
Anyway, I love to buy plants, but actually putting those plants in the ground is a whole other story. I think those impatiens have been sitting in that flat at the front of the house for a couple of months. They actually don't look as good as they appear in this photo, the leaves are yellowing, but since they have only got the hose aimed in their direction every time they looking wilty, I guess they are doing pretty well. The tomato plants not so much. I have a couple more flat of plants like this, and am slowly picking at them, trying to get them in the ground before we go away. Don't want to have to ask the remaining family members to water them, and besides, if they don't get in the ground soon, I might as well just throw them on the compost pile.
I planted quite a few potatoes in the spring, but have now dug up and sold them all, other than a couple of small rows I have kept for us. I was wishing I could plant some more, but seed potatoes have disappeared from the store, and it is a bit late anyway. Last weekend I was in the gardening section of a major grocery chain, and spotted some boxes of them, piled on a cart, obviously destined to be disposed of. Anyway, they wouldn't give them to me, but for about $.75 a box, I brought home two. I had already planted this variety in the spring, and it is an early potato (takes less time to mature), so I'm hoping that there is enough time left for them to do somthing.