For the first time since mid-March I went to a store. I knew it would be different, but it was exceptionally unpleasant even though it was a plant nursery. The locally owned nursery from which we usually buy our vegetable plants and offers home delivery or curbside pickup didn’t have the two tomato varieties that are our favorites–Lemon Boys and Beefsteaks, so I went to Lowe’s. Although the nursery is mostly outdoors they forced people to first walk through the store instead of directly entering. The woman at the register was not distancing from me and they aren’t set up so that you still have to use the gross stylus pen to approve the purchase, something that has grossed me out long before the pandemic. A chipmunk popped out from nowhere as I was paying so that helped me feel more at peace. Also it was very windy so my nose began to run underneath my mask!
OK, enough whining. Here are a few ways I’m reusing some old things laying around for gardening tasks!
We need to keep the plants indoors until Memorial Day weekend which is generally when it’s safe to plant them in Maine. I placed some in a vintage pink Pyrex brownie pan and the others in an old broiler pan which makes it easy for me to carry them inside at night from the sunroom. They also offer a place for any water leakage.
This beautiful antique Art Nouveau silver plate cake server was in the “free” box at an estate sale some years ago. It makes for an excellent weeding tool!
That headache I had all last week until the weekend started to come back after I returned from Lowe’s. Nothing worked. Tried aspirin, closing my eyes, soft music. I finally said to heck with it and put on Metallica. My headache went away?!