I headed up to my local garden center this morning for strawberry plants. I had already cleaned up my strawberry pot and set it atop the strawberry palace (I have no idea why I think it should be there) and planted the three vagrant plants that I found growing in my garden. Since I have never planted strawberries in my garden, I'm assuming that the plants came in via the birds, or God. They looked healthy so I planted 'em, because strawberry plants are $2.99 each.
I chose a mixture of Eversweet, Tristar, and Quinault - all everbearing berries. Lindy, the garden center lady, my new BFF, says that the plants usually bear for about five years. If there are runners, I intend on using them to keep the patch up and running. She also gave me two plants for free because we are best buds now. You'll notice that I have artfully arranged the doggy denying hardware.
So, if you have any money left after tax time, and I sure don't, you can be on the lookout for some good deals this month, if you are in the market. Here is my list:
- Car Accessories & Parts
- Office Furniture
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Slow Cookers
- Cruises (if you dare)
- Heartworm check for your dog at the vet
You should also be seeing sales on seasonal produce:
- Hass Avocados
I bought some asparagus that was on sale last week at QFC. Last night when the chicken was almost done roasting, I put the asparagus in a saute pan with butter, lemon, salt and pepper. I gave it a few shakes and put the lid on and went off to answer emails. By the time I remembered it, it was very close to being burned, I mean blackened. In the spirit of the Expendable Edibles ladies, instead of throwing it out, I just renamed it. Guess what?? It was really good that way. Another minute would have been too much, though.