In the past few months, I have noticed this bizarre attempt at advertising: a new Black Friday seemingly every month. Do these companies simply not understand the definition of “Black Friday”? Or, is this a not-so-clever marketing attempt to get the masses to big box stores and push more of their unneeded junk?
Regardless of the company rationale, I headed to Home Depot today for the helpful Early Spring April 5 Black Friday sales: B1G1 seed packes, started vegetables 5 for $10, and Miracle Gro topsoil 4 for $10.
After finding this seed-starting chart on veggieharvest.com, I should be able to being planting soon despite the unseasonably cold temperatures.
So here is what I got: organic seeds at 99 cents a pack!
And, I could not help but take a few photos of the lovely plants.
Our Midwest 9 degrees cooler than average October followed by a few balmy weekends has confused my poor daffodils.
Back, I say! Get back in the ground! I should be anticipating your March-April arrival, not clearing you out with the autumn leaves.
Atop Elgin Community College’s first floor rooftops, I found these lovely (and quite large) student-led gardens just outside the new Humanities lunchroom. Apparently, the horticulture students maintain the plantings, and the culinary students use the produce in their cuisine. What a lovely idea!
And, of course, it is a serene view when I am scarfing my Lean Cuisine between classes.