Strawberries, Grapes & Tomato
May 8, 2010
I love plant shopping anytime but in the spring it is even more exciting! I seriously will shop for plants wherever I can find them ranging from the big box stores like Canadian Tire to specialized plant nurseries to farm stands. I stopped at Canadian Tire to see what they had in stock knowing full well it is really to early to get much in the ground as far as plants. I bought a grape vine (Valiant) so that should be interesting. It has been years since I've had a grape vine and if I recall correctly the grapes were white and sour but the birds loved them. I bought June bearing strawberries (Veestar). There are some strawberries here that have somewhat naturalized but I'm not sure what the variety and there are a few volunteer strawberry plants from last year's everbearing hanging basket. I plant a bed with the new strawberries so I'm sure what I have while enjoying the volunteers. Despite having a lot of tomatoe plants in various stages from seedlings to ready to fruit, I could not resist another tomato plant so bought a Beefsteak. When it comes to tomatoes I focus on beefsteak, cherry and heirloom varieties because I have all the canning tomatoes (paste) I can use for free so I save the garden space for those tomatoes I don't get free.