Early May is the official kick-off to the gardening season here in RI. There are always several plant sales around Mother’s Day, and if you get up early and plan it right, you can squeeze in a few in a single day.
This is the plant sale at historic Casey Farm in Saunderstown. The 300 – acre farm dates back to 1750. They grow organic vegetables here now, and they also sell eggs from their flock of Dominique chickens.
I managed to spend quite a chunk of change (as I always do) without batting an eye. I didn’t start any tomatoes from seed this year, so I needed to buy those, and some eggplant and broccoli and onions, as well. The tomatoes and eggplant can’t go in yet, of course. The soil will not be warm enough in these parts for a couple of weeks.
It was a gorgeous morning- sunny but not hot – with a fresh, salty breeze coming off the ocean. I guess if you’re a gardener like me, this day would be just about perfect.