“No, those are weeds.” That’s the patient response I got from my neighbor when I pointed and bravely asked about a plant popping through the soil. “Are those volunteer tomatoes?” Uh-huh. I’m a professional, people.
The same neighbor was out planting some bell peppers today, and it just so happens that he over-bought. Guess who got to gather the children to dig holes for free pepper plants this afternoon?!
Frugal plant-buying tip: See how I have three pepper plants here? Look again; there are actually 4!
When buying your plants, see if you can find some where “extra” plants are growing in the pot. You’ll pay the same as a single plant, but if you know what you’re doing (I don’t!) you can carefully separate the plants to get more bang for your buck.
We went ahead and separated them before planting. I’ll let you know how many actually grow.
Notice the dry soil? Yep. Sure do wish some of you who are sloshing around could share with us here in Kansas. The only water our plants are getting are from the hose or watering can.