Today is a combined Winter Wednesday and Sustainable Saturday post.
This Saturday I will be participating in the 15 Day Winter Author Blog Challenge. If you have ever written a book, tried to write a book, have ever thought about writing a book, or just like to hang out in cyberspace with authors, I invite you to join our fun group. The Challenge starts on Friday. My next Sustainable Saturday post will be on Saturday, March 16.
Last Saturday, spouse and I went to the local Christmas Tree Shop, which is a place where you can find bargains, and - the unexpected. It is the kind of store (and no, I am not being paid for this plug) where you walk in intending to buy one thing and come out wondering (in a good way) how you ever spent $40.
Some of the veggies were familiar - carrots, cippolini onions, fava beans. (not my favorite, but spouse likes them). Others were new to my gardening experience. I had never seen caper seed sold in a store. Spouse uses capers in his cooking, and I also enjoy them.
Dreaming of an unusual garden, spouse bought three packets: an unusual broccoli (Spigarello broccoli), an Italian lungo cucumber, and mixed leaf lettuces.
Our bill, by the way, including the seeds (each packet was under $2.00 - not bad, nowadays) and our other purchases, was $37. I think the one item we intended to purchase was about $4.00. Now, that's merchandising.
We've been gardening for some 40 years, but every spring is a new experience. Wish us luck with our Italian seeds!