We are so excited that spring is here, and are planning to spend much of today out digging in the dirt. Yesterday, we ordered some additional food-producing plants for our mini farm, and I wanted to share, since we felt like we got a very good deal. We got a catalog in the mail from Spring Hill Nursery, and it had a coupon for $25 off, with no strings attached. We were looking through it and found dwarf citrus and banana trees that can be grown in pots and moved indoors in northern locations. Sweet! We read the reviews, and it looked like people were pretty pleased with the plants overall, so we decided to add to our orchard. We ordered a lemon tree, a lime tree, an orange tree, a banana tree, a dwarf blueberry bush (we already have one blueberry bush growing in a planter, this will be a different variety), and 50 strawberry plants. After the discount from the coupon, and including shipping, we spent a total of $82. I can go through $82 very quickly in the produce section at the co-op, so we figured this was money well spent.
We don’t know how successful we’ll be with all of our plants. We have a huge variety of things going now, all sorts of vegetable seedlings, tons of berry bushes, 14 regular fruit trees, and now several dwarf fruit trees that will go in pots and spend the summers outdoors and the winters in the house. I’m sure there will be plenty of failures, but we’re hoping that there will be more check marks in our success column!
If you’re interested in ordering something from Spring Hill Nursery and didn’t get a catalog with a coupon on it, try calling them. I called them yesterday to see if I could get a coupon for my mother, and they were great. The lady created an account for my parents and gave me an account number that my mother can use when she orders, which will give her the $25 discount too.
To clarify, as usual, this is not a sponsored post. I just felt like we got a really good deal, and I’m excited about the new “exotic” trees we’re getting, so I wanted to share in case any of you are interested in something similar. Have a wonderful Sunday!