Jun 17, 2011
OK, I'm BACK!
Debit card, check! Big Girl panties, check! Ch-Chnk - hear the shotgun being cocked?
By 7:30 am I was on my way to my favorite little nursery, favorite because they give a discount to Master Gardeners and carry lots of organic weapons and seedlings. Sadly, it was not to be, the seedlings all looked like they had blight, LOL I told you I'm seeing it everywhere now!
Peel outta there, going to check the big bad box store... nothing interesting there in the way of tomatoes, but I did get these...
2 flats of petunias and marigolds for $1.75 per flat! Why? I guess because they didn't have any flowers on them and needed to be deadheaded, haha, they're mine now!
Next stop, the local Disneyland of nurseries...
Repeat after me: stay focused!
oh look, Sweet Potatoes - FOCUS!
Don't look into the light!
What the heck is THIS? For real? $299.00????? More power to them, I guess.
Finally, I've arrived.
No more screwing around with $12 ready to spray bottles that won't even treat one bed, I spent $25 for the concentrate and $7 for the spray bottle. I'll be dousing the Brandywines liberally to try and save them, since they showed no signs of blight until late last night.
I also cleaned them out of the last Juliet tomatoes. I hear they are one of the most Early Blight resistant 'maters out there, if there is such a thing. Unfortunately it thunderstormed last night and this morning and is expected to be in the 90's, the worst thing for spreading blight, but I'll be out there this evening after dinner with bells on! I'm not going down without a fight.... "$64 Dollar Tomato", anyone? LOL I might need to re-read that book, I believe I may have upped that by a few dollars :)