Last year, the husband noticed that our neighbors were growing purple tomatillos in their garden. They gave him a few to take home, and he has been obsessing over them ever since. Like, seriously, he talks about them almost once a week. But where might you buy such a variety as purple tomatillos to plant? Our cute neighbors will tell you that the best place is at the annual Wasatch Community Garden plant sale, which happens every Mother’s Day Weekend.
SO, not only is this the first year we get to have a garden (see my Our First Garden post), but was also our first year of visiting the Wasatch Community Garden plant sale. And let me tell you, this will definitely be an annual tradition.
We planned to get there first thing in the morning, but during Titan’s morning acrobatic routine (he literally runs around doing tricks and somersaults all over the house every morning), he fell and cut the back of his head on a metal vent sticking out of the wall. So, a traumatic visit to the doctor and six staples later, we were on our way to the plant sale.
Two of my favorite things about the plant sale are that one, all of the plant starts are grown by local farmers and two, that it is also a charity fundraiser. I’m sure it was packed in the morning, so by the time we got there (around 11 a.m.) it was pretty picked over.
They had a few cute booths toward the entrance with freebies, like this cute bag that Titan got to decorate himself.
About the plants. They had over 60 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. I didn’t even know so many varieties existed! They also had herbs, perennials, seed potatoes and onion sets, and compost. Oh, and most important, food trucks (yum).
We ended up buying:
- Tomatillo – Purple
- Tomatillo – Rio Grande Verde
- Tomato – Mexican Midget
- Tomato – Pink Brandywine
- Tomato – Ananas Noire
- Tomato – Cherry Roma
- Tomato – Kolb
- Tomato – Black Russian
- Sweet Pepper – Alma Paprika
- Hot Pepper – Santa Fe Grande
- Cucumber – Japanese Climbing
Look for the next installment of my garden series to come shortly, cause we are getting all these suckers (plus some seeds) in the ground immediately.