Plant Swapping

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We had our annual Plant Swap here Saturday afternoon.  It’s a fun way to thin out your perennial beds, cull your seed starts and pick up some new starts of plants that you might not have.  Mostly it is an excuse to get together with some old friends and meet some new ones, catch up with what’s going on in the county and sit and tell lies.

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I still can’t get over the feeling that this swap is a kin to shoplifting at the plant nursery.  There is just so much that folks bring out to trade.  We had a beautiful day blessed to us for the gathering.  The storms threatened, but never appeared.

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The garden is waiting for much of what we started.  The greenhouse is holding our peppers and tomatoes until the soil warms a bit.  Maybe next week I will get to put them out.  We had a touch of frost yesterday morning, so there isn’t any big rush on my part to ruin what we’ve started by getting too anxious.

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4 Comments

  1. Ed said,

    April 24, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    That is an excellent idea! I need to arrange something like that up here.

  2. Woody said,

    April 26, 2015 at 5:37 AM

    We absolutely love having this event! The cool thing about hosting it is not having to pot up anything, other than stuff we’ve seed started. I will offer to walk around the house, with shovel in hand, to divide any of our plants that may be of interest. It’s nice to share, thin the beds and do some weeding as I go.

  3. Bill said,

    May 7, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    I’m with you on being patient. Here lots of people rush out and plant tomatoes in April (because Lowe’s has tomatoes plants for sale) only to have them killed or stunted by cold. Having the earliest possible tomato is not a priority for us.

    The plant swapping event is a great idea. That’s the way community should be.

    • Woody said,

      May 9, 2015 at 4:54 AM

      I believe I am now confusing myself with the difference between patience and procrastination. My garden is going in slowly…very, very slow.


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