The undelivered corn weighed on my mind. I first awoke at 5:15 and first light, thought about getting up, and then thought better of it. Two hours later the sun was streaming in the window and that pretty much did the trick. A quick bowl of cereal while the coffee brewed, and I was at the store by 8:15.
Crash, please note that the tent has been moved.
The place was already pretty busy, and folks were buying plants. Before I got in the door I found myself answering questions about tomato varieties, giving tips on planting and advising on soil amendments. I could have stuck around for a while, and I'm sure it would have been appreciated, yet I had a full day ahead of me.
DW had given me a grocery list, so after I brought the corn inside, I did the shopping. There was a woman in front of me at the checkout who had one of our eggplant starts, plus s 6-pack of our corn and another of our beets. I couldn't help myself. I told her how much she was going to enjoy the eggplant, Kamo, a Japanese variety. I also told her that with just six corn plants, she would have to pollinate it herself, and told her how to do it.
I was in my element, sort of. Again, if I didn't have so much work to do at home, I could have stuck around and given mini-clinics, and hawked our wares. It does not escape me that the more of our plants they sell today, the more they will order tomorrow.
The year before we moved here I worked in a garden center. I loved talking to people about plants, yet the real fun was getting them so excited about gardening that they had to buy seven plants instead of three. It must be the 25-plus years writing advertising copy, for I found that I can be very presuasive.
Hey, I'd love to chat but I have work to do.