Greengirls Helen Yarmoska, Nicole Hvidsten, Martha Buns, Connie Nelson, Kim Palmer and Mary Jane Smetanka are dishin' the dirt from the back-yard garden and beyond. Whether you're a greenthumb or greenhorn, they're eager to learn from your mishaps, mistakes - and most importantly, your sweet successes - all growing season long.
Most of you probably have your gardens in by now. Not me. I had a big event last weekend that took all of my garden time. It wasn’t until last night when I pulled my tomato plants out from under the artificial lights and brought them outside to acclimate.
The 2-year-old Brandywine seeds germinated pretty well, I just ran into a little overwatering problem on one flat so I won’t have extra tomatoes to swap on Saturday. BUT, I will have plenty of other items.
Just this morning, a friend showed me a book he wants to swap for some hostas. Others tell me they are bringing squash and cucumber plants. The petunia plants you see will be on the swapping block as well. Anything goes with the swap… half used seed packets, marigold 6 packs with 3 plants gone, and perennials –split them and bring them over
(like this Autumn Glory Sedum that looked like it had a hole in the center last August).
Remember no money is exchanged, you just bring what you have and swap with others attending. The little park across the street is mowed and ready. Rain or shine. Yes, the forecast calls for rain, but that doesn’t bring down a GreenGirl! We have a tent; we have umbrellas and if it does rain, it just makes the day fun for REAL gardeners.
What are you bringing to the Swap?
Saturday, May 19, 10 –
noon, in park across from 425 Portland Ave S., Minneapolis
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