On Thursday, March 14th, I had everything I needed for my self quarantine. And so it began. On Friday morning I woke up and realized that my my tiny little patch of garden that I have been turning and raking and fertilizing with all sorts of things for the past six weeks ago had not plants. So I donned my latex gloves that I have been wearing to the grocery store and headed out to the Home Depot Garden shop. The parking lot was kind of full but the Garden shop is outdoors and there were not really lines to check out.
I didn’t get the plants I wanted, but I got plants. I bought two “cheat plants” the twenty dollar ones and one already has fruit. The other is a cherry tomato plant that was a month or so behind the other. I also bought four regular small plants that won’t mature for 80-90 days. Sadly, they had hardly any heirloom plants. I bought Cherokee purple which is the in thing in the ATL but honestly not my personal favorite. I can’t recall what the other three are but I think sadly, they are all probably hybrids. I was at Lowes a week or so ago and they did have heirlooms and I decided to wait because it was so early. I regret that now.
I also bought two bell peppers one yellow one green. And Some cilantro, basil and parsley that I planted all together in a decorative porch pot. Cilantro is always sold out at my stores. I blame the Mexicans! 🙂 Kidding kind of. Cilantro is very popular in my neighborhood gardens. I also bought a pot of red tulips in bloom. They are inside with me. I don’t know why people would plant blooming tulip bulbs, but I guess they do. I will enjoy them now and plant the bulbs in the fall like normal people. 🙂
Honestly, I may enjoy another trip to Home Depot a bit later on and see what has come in. I feel like an outdoor shop with few customers is a low level threat. Unlike the grocery store. Plus I still haven’t worn my fancy mask out in public. lol. Holy SHIT! Idris Elba has tested positive! Why are all our favorites getting the virus!
Anyway, I am going to be enjoying weeding and watering my garden this year. It gets to be a PITA after the newness wears off. But I know I will be enjoying the outside time this year. I may go to the park and walk the track if there are not tons of people. We shall see.
So is anyone going to get some tomatoes in with me this year?