I’ve been waiting all year for the Wake Forest HerbFest because that’s the kind of garden nerd I am. It’s basically a giant plant sale held in downtown Wake Forest. As you can probably guess, the focus of the sale is herbs, but they have heirloom veggies as well, which is a good thing because most of the seeds I started inside for the summer have died. (Sad!)
So! I was determined to get to HerbFest bright and early because I was convinced that they would sell out of the plants I wanted if I didn’t get there right when it opened. Well, I really had nothing to fear because there were about five other people there–I guess most people aren’t so insane about herbs that they’d take time off of work for them, huh? I bought Roma tomatoes, a few pepper plants, and a huge tray of herbs. Chives! Sage! Mint! And even lemongrass and a curry plant. (Although I found out later that this plant just smells like curry–it’s not the plant used to make actual curry powder.) I tried to get everything I cook with, although as soon as I got back to the car, I thought of five other plants I should have grabbed too. But at least that will give me something to come back for next year.
In other gardening news, I’ve planted the rest of my seeds! I did all the beans a week ago and this weekend, I started the cucumbers, squash (both winter and summer), and melons. I also replanted all of my tomato, eggplant, and pepper seeds in hopes of having some seedlings I can transplant later in the season.
If the ants and birds don’t eat them (a big if), we’re going to have lots of strawberries very soon! I’m kind of regretting buying yellow strawberries, though, because I don’t know how I’ll be able to tell when they’re ready to pick.
Have you harvested any of your spring veggies yet? What are you planning on growing this summer?