Today at the 326 Community Market! Fruits and Nuts!
|Celosia argentea: edible leaves and seeds + beautiful flowers.|
Not because I made a lot of money (I didn't), but because I got to hang out with plenty of friends, talk about plants, plus send some trees and plants home with loving gardeners.
My friend Curtiss brought me some nice rooted cuttings as a gift. He's got a Tower Garden system that he uses as a plant-rooting machine. Apparently it works well - the plants he brought looked amazing.
Karen and Valorie stopped by and said hi... Vonnie popped in and picked up a plant... and I bought a nice-looking philodendron from the booth run by my friends at Blacksink Harvest. I also got two quarts of delicious raw honey from Eulee's booth.
Plus, various cute kids stopped in to say hello to my children and point at the blooming Celosia plants (pictured above) we had on our table.
And the weather - perfect!
By the way - this is the BEST time of year to plant fruit trees. Forget spring - fall is planting season!
Along with carrying a good collection of perennial vegetables, I've restocked my fruit and nut trees for the fall.
I've also got a few cool rare plants right now, like natal plums, acerola cherries, and a pair of nitrogen-fixing goumi berries.
Here's what I have, ordered by price:
HOT PEPPERS: $1.50
CELOSIA ARGENTEA: $3.00
ACEROLA CHERRIES (small): $6.00
EDIBLE HIBISCUS (various): $6.00
GOUMI BERRIES (small): $6.00
NATAL PLUM (small): $6.00
BANANAS (Dwarf Red and Raja Puri): $8.00
LEMONGRASS (large stem type): $8.00
DWARF MULBERRIES: $8.00
ILLINOIS EVERBEARING MULBERRIES: $12.00
WHITE-FRUITED MULBERRIES: $12.00
GAINESVILLE EPIC FIGS: $12.00
PEARS (various): $22.00
NECTARINES (various): $22.00
PEACHES (both gold and white): $22.00
JAPANESE PERSIMMONS (astringent and non-astringent): $33.00
DUNSTAN CHESTNUT TREES: $44.00
PECAN TREES: $44.00
Visit the 326 Market north of Ocala today and go shopping. There's a lot going on in the nursery and I'm finding more rare edibles each week.
The 326 Community Market runs every Thursday from 3 - 7PM and is really easy to find.
Google map is here. Their Facebook page is here (with lots more photos and info):
Beyond what I carry, there are also folks selling homegrown produce, real old-fashioned lye soap, handcrafts, handmade jewelry, signs, delicious ice cream (from actual hand-milked cows), crafts, vegetables, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, local raw honey, ornamental plants, homemade birdhouses and more.
The prices are good and my gardening advice is free... come say hi!