Saturday, April 11, 2009
Spring has sprung at our Farmers Market! Today is cold and rainy/snowy, but inside the Farmers Market was buzzing with activity. Farmers are offering spring greens, and lots of veggie, herb and flower starts. Our Market has a "recycled plants" guy, who sells cuttings from houseplants, mostly. Today he was selling "refugee" iris, strawberry, raspberry, and lamb's ear, salvaged from homes where they were unwanted. Because these perennials have been dug up from a yard and not nurtured in a greenhouse, we can stick them in the ground right away. They were cheap! We bought some of each. We're going to try the raspberry in a whiskey barrel planter, where it will have access to better soil.