Well it seems obvious where the trend is going this summer in the gardening world. It’s all about VEGETABLES. Everyone wants to supplement their grocery budget by growing as many fresh veggies as their garden space will allow. Call it a Victory Garden or Recession Garden, I have never seen or experienced such a surge towards folks wanting to grow their own food and to be more self-sufficient. We all need to feel like we can take care of ourselves. Maybe it is a bit of a control issue. We all need to eat. Who wants to feel like we are dependant on others for the most basic need of feeding ourselves? Whatever the reason, we are happy to see and help anyone who wants to learn.
La Sumida has one of the largest selections of vegetables in town. But try to understand and don’t worry if the vegetable that you want to buy is not in stock when you come into the nursery. We get new deliveries every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We will usually have everything that the growers have available for the week, out and displayed by Saturday morning. And please realize that not all the vegetables are available all the time. The growers may run out but will quickly reseed and have more ready as soon as possible. Most of them were caught a little off guard by the unusually high demand this year. They are trying very hard to get the product out to the nurseries. The supply is not keeping up with the demand.
When I order certain veggies on the list they send me every week, there is no way to know for sure if I will actually get them. But I will always try to keep getting whatever I possibly can. Especially with the tomatoes. We carry 108 different varieties, but not all at the same time. Don’t panic! There is plenty of time to put all the vegetables in. And we will continue to carry most everything right thru August. And don’t forget seeds are always a great alternative. We have a wonderful selection. And remember, a vegetable garden does not have to be put in all in one day.
Sometimes it is a good idea to stagger your planting or even put in a late crop.
So be patient and enjoy the experience of gardening.