Friday, August 29, 2014

Alls Well to Ends august

Welcome back to an abbreviated episode of Lost In The Farmer’s Market. Due to the start of the fall semester unfortunately there is no real article this week. However next week there will be on or before the normal postdate of Thursday which is September the 4th. This will open the first episode of September and begin the shift in topics towards autumn planning for the coming cold weather. But of course the next episode is focused on the release of the main garden trial of 2014, where we pitted a Conventional three-gallon nursery pot against an equivalent size Smart Pot composed of a porous fabric. I can tell you this; the study will not reveal the results you expect. With that said the precipitation report for the last week was all of 0.2” of rain which occurred between last Thursday and last Friday possibly spread further against more than one small precipitation event.

With this very short episode’s miniature topic covered it’s time to talk about the Farmer’s Market. As some of you know the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market operates on Wednesdays between the hours of 2:00pm-6:00pm and Saturdays between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00 pm. The market is located at the Fayetteville Transportation Museum at 325 Franklin Street in downtown Fayetteville. Also I might add the Sparklitis Epidemic is coming to its end. There is about two more weeks left in the event, and honestly the real odd ball plants are appearing at the booth to remedy the condition so without further ado I hope you’re sitting down, the good stuff has arrived!

Southward Skies: A northern guide to southern Gardening
This is the second edition of my book, which was published using data compiled from several years of test garden operations. It’s written to aid gardeners of all skill levels in successful garden methods that are targeted for the south east but had proven to be a valued resource for gardens across the eastern coast. It’s certainly a good gift for that gardener you know or for yourself if you’d like to have a reliable field guide. The book costs $25.00 and we do take checks for this item, you can even have it signed.

2x Basil, Genovese, 3.5” pot ($3.00)
3x Artemesia, 3.5” pot ($3.00)
2x Rosemary, 3.5” pot ($3.00)
1x Sage, 3.5” pot ($3.00)

5x Baloon Flower, White 3.5” pot ($3.00)
5x Nicotina, Flowering Tobacco, 3.5” pot ($3.00)
5x Rudbeckia, Irish Eyes, 3.5” pot ($3.00)

House Plants:
2x Peperomia orba, Teardrop Peperomia - Gift pot ($7.00)
2x Aloe glauca, Cosmetic Aloe - Gift pot ($9.00)
1x Peperomia hybrid, Huntington BHG - 3.5” pot ($3.00)
2x Peperomia orba, Teardrop Peperomia, 3.5” pot ($5.00)
3x Aloe dorotheae,  Sunset Aloe - 4.0" pot (6.00)
1x Aloe deltoideodantes, Checkerboard Aloe - 4.0" pot ($6.00)
2x Aloe glauca, Cosmetic Aloe - 6.0" pot ($8.00)
4x Aloe nobilis ‘Gator’, 3.5” pot ($5.00)
2x Aloe x hybrid ‘Fauxgave’, 6.0” pot ($12.00)
2x Aloe x Gasteria, 'Night Sky' Aloe - 6.0" pot ($6.00)
2x Aloe hybrid, Hydra Aloe 6.0" pot ($8.00)
3x Haworthia coarcata, Black Dragon Haworthia - 4” pot ($5.00)

House Plants:
2x Passiflora incarnata, Passion Vine – 3.5” pot ($3.00)
2x Muscadinia rotundifolia, Muscadine Grape Vine (Copper) – 3.5” pot ($3.00)

Coming Soon: (September 13th at the earliest.)
Black-Seeded Simpson Lettuce
India Mustard Greens
Georgia Collards

Hopefully I’ll see you at the market on Saturday or next Wednesday. Tomorrow’s weather is supposed to be decent so it might be for the first time in a while a rather good day for the market and certainly a good day to put sparklitis in its place. Don’t forget to check back next week for the trail results.

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