Farmer Trose with bendable green thumb

July 4, 2005 · 1 comment

in Food

Jenn and I finally made it out to the Guelph Farmers Market this weekend, and I am glad we did.

Usually we sleep in or cook breakfast or one of twenty things that prevent us from going to the farmers market. This week we made it there a few minutes before it shut down and picked up some deals.

The vegetables were looking pretty good so we picked up a bunch of assorted peppers, these were dirt cheap. Picked up some rainier cherries, some fresh squeezed orange juice and then made our way out side.

There were about 6 or 7 farmers selling vegetables and plants…I spotted some awesome looking rosemary plants and purchased those, some basil plant, and some parsley. All three of these looked badass and super healthy. The lady also threw in some loose mint so I could make some sweet mojitos.

After this we went and played frisbee golf, this was way more fun then I expected… it would have been better had we brought some water and bug spray with us. I will definitely go play frisbee golf again.

Sunday rolled by, we hit up eggcetra for brunch, it was good, although I would never order the smoked salmon benedict again… it had nothing on my poached salmon benedict that I had at rodan in chicago, which was amazing.

Afte this we went to Canadian tire to get some pots and soil for the plants and ended up getting a few more plants: 3 varieties of mint, sage, thyme and rosemary. They were like 75% off due the “Canada Day” weekend special, and the fact that they had about 8 hrs of life left in them. I do not get this whole Canada Day thing…but I am totally an ignorant S.O.B. when it comes to any of the Canadian culture… I suppose I should buy a book that explains some of the culture.

Anyways, we planted the herbs and mint, and gave them the water that they needed… hopefully I will not kill all these plants like I normally do. To date I can grow bamboo like nobodys business, but manage to over/underwater virtually every other plant I have ever had. The one plant I took perfect care of was infested with a moss nat and I ended up letting it dry up to prevent the hatching of anymore larvae… but I guess that is what you get when you buy a plant from target…

Hopefully in a few weeks I will post some pictures of Herbs…that is, if they survived my magical touch.

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