I grew up in the deep south. My parents were from farming families, so naturally we grew lots of our own vegetables every summer. I did try gardening on my own years ago, but ran into a bit of trouble. The trouble was the cute little squirrels that kept beating me to everything I was trying to grow!
After I retired unexpectedly, I started doing unexpected things, like gardening! My friends thought I had gone off my rocker! The longer I am retired, the more I enjoy playing in the dirt. My tomatoes usually thrive in the little garden on the side of my house. The more I play and watch grow, the more I WANT to play and watch grow!
Remember Shirley McClain from playing Ouizer Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias? I think the first 45 seconds this scene perfectly describes my love affair with gardening. It’s how I describe it anyway. 😉
I’ve grown my own strawberry plants for many years and purchased blackberries a few days ago at Aldi. I think I paid $5.99 each for two plants, which is roughly the price of about four small cartons. The exception is that my plants should bear fruit all season long! I priced similar blackberry plants tonight at Lowe’s and was blown away with the $14.98 sticker price. I also checked the price of blueberry plants to compare them to the blueberry plants I found with this Groupon offer. The plants at Lowe’s are $9.98. I think I’ll order the Groupon plants that are $14.99 for two.
Two Blueberry Plants for $14.99
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This is some helpful information that I found about growing your own blueberry plants.
Growing Blueberries in Missouri – Legacy seemed to be my best option for the blueberry choices in Missouri.
Another Excellent Blueberry PDF – Filled with TONS of great information about blueberries and growing them.