Well here we are three days later and I still haven't purchased more potting soil or hilled the potatoes. I have so many containers of potatoes growing this year and I haven't been as attentive to hilling them as I probably should have been. There are a few that are already flowering! I don't know if it's too late to do it now (some say don't hill once they start flowering, but I think that's if you're doing the traditional hoeing so you don't accidentally disturb the tender shoots), but I know I don't feel like buying any more potting soil this year. I've got all these containers of potatoes that aren't going to last the summer because they'll be ready to harvest long before that:
So I started thinking about what I could put in those containers. I was running errands today and decided to take a quick swing by Vaiuso. Those plant prices will be dropping any day now. The annuals hadn't, but there weren't that many veggies left, so I decided to pounce:
In addition to a small container of basil (I know, I have a problem, but it was only $2!) I picked up a Great White tomato, an Evergreen tomato, and a Mr. Stripey tomato. I also grabbed a tomatillo. I've never grown any of these before, so this will be a really exciting adventure:
And I just couldn't resist buying two butterfly bushes -- at $5 each who could? I have no idea where I'll plant them, but I have them now:
And did you notice how big they are? That's why I gave you the compost barrel for scale. The other reason the potatoes might not get hilled is because Thursday is an office day (blessed A/C), Friday is Gardens By The Seain Stonington, CT (actually taking a vacation day and spending it with my friend Jen), and then the Secret Gardens of Guilfordin Guilford, CT on Saturday with Jen again and Lee will join us. That's a lot of gardens over the next few days. Hopefully I'll come home with some good pics to share with you.