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strawberries and foxgloves

Today I went to the farmers’ market and bought a few plants. I planted strawberries in a pot. Once I get the whole yard set up in a garden beds, I’m going to devote a place to strawberries. I’m not much of a fruit eater, but I do like them and to move toward a permaculture-based design I’m trying to find more perennial food plants. But the last time I had a strawberry bed next door, they crossed with the wild “snake”berries in the yard the second year and had no taste. I’m not sure what I can do about that, but I’ll wait to do the strawberry bed when I have a little more to lose.

I also bought some foxgloves, (again, the fish market syndrome–I have foxglove seedlings and seeds, but the squirrels keep digging them up), fennel, and a pineapple sage.

The little artichokes were really worrying me, but I think that they are going to survive now. The weather is supposed to be rainy and warm for at least this week.

I saw Charlie at the market and we are going to get together at 1 on Monday to talk about what I need to do about the Slow Food web site, etc. So I guess that makes it official, I am playing hooky from work on Monday. Is it playing hooky when your boss knows and agrees? I guess I’m still pretending to be a bad girl when I’m not!

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