This morning at work I did a bit of online shopping. I spent around $115 on seeds and plants for my garden. I buy certain things online that I can't find here. I bought 5 types of cucumber seeds, apple, burpless, pickling and white cucumbers. I bought at least 6 types of pumpkins, Lady Godiva, moon, Kaikai, warty pumpkins and regular ones for Jack o Lanterns. I bought 3 types of potatoes, red, yellow and fingerling ones. I also bought sweet potato plants for the first time. Persian carrots, Indian corn, parsnips and peas were also purchased. I also bought Walla Walla onions. I also bought a couple melons like Minnesota Midget and a short maturity cantaloupe.
I will still need to buy more of the ordinary seeds like spinach, corn, radishes, beans, okra and beets. I will also go to the local nursery to buy tomatoes, several types of peppers, eggplant, cabbage, celery, broccoli and cauliflower. I also want to buy several plants of fresh herbs.
I know I spend a lot on my garden and I don't feel guilty about it at all. Gardening is my hobby that relaxes me and feeds my family (at least somewhat). I like planting new things and seeing how they turn our or don't.
Do you garden? Are you itching to get your hands dirty? What's the most unique thing you plant?