As my mom knows exactly what it is to live far away in a foreign country, she went a little overboard and sent me five billion things. Among those were seeds and plants (I know, this isn’t completely legal, but oh well).
Just to paint a clear picture – I asked for one cherry tree and a packet of peas seeds, because I’ve struggled to find these for a while. Well, I did get that, and more – seven packets of peas, two of parsnips and kohlrabi each, strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes.As to live plants, my poor brother’s suitcase was filled with raspberries, blackberries, black currants and random herbs my mom felt I needed for some reason. I am glad my brother wasn’t stopped at customs, otherwise I’d be visiting him in prison every day I guess. Not to mention that the berries were all originally imported to Slovakia from Russia from my grandparents.Oh and did I mention the fact that I can start a strawberry plantation? Oh yes, without me asking, the mother’s sense told my mom to send me one billion of them – a mix of Slovak, Russian and Polish berries. Not that Dr Pink Cucumber is complaining.After a long long flight from Europe all the plants looked very sad, but as you can see in the pictures, after several days they’ve gotten much better and seem like everybody will survive. Especially the black currant in my pink pot – it arrived as a dry stick and now it has started growing like crazy. Nobody told it that winter is coming here. Oh well.
I am pretty sure I will be able to come up with another project for The Garden Lab with this amount of new seeds and plants. Stay tuned – this week is the week of coming back from holidays and updating, updating, updating.