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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My trip to the Dark Side..

I have a confession to make: as a general rule, I hate Wal-Mart. This is probably not a shock to most people. Most people hate Wal-Mart. I hate that they don't let their workers unionize. They tend to ghetto-ize communities. Their prices really aren't that low. But, my parents LOVE them. It's because of WM that those ugly (but environmentally friendly) CFL lights are actually affordable. (because they ordered so many, it caused manufacturing plants to make them in higher quantities and for cheaper amounts of money than they were before.) And they have really gotten organic food to a much wider audience than the average yuppie Whole Foods-goer. So, I can tolerate them a little bit more. After all that, I went to Wal-Mart with my mom on Saturday, and found OUTRAGEOUS GARDENING BARGAINS. Don't believe me?

Shallots? $1.50 for 5. (Last year I spent at least 5 times that) Rhubarb? $3 for 2 roots. (Last year? $12 for 3)
20 cents? Are you freaking kidding me?

$1.00? For herbs?

And the really crazy.... $1.50 for ORGANIC SEEDS? I went a little bit nuts. So, am I a hardcore convert? No way. But will I venture there once or twice a year for gardening supplies? I might be persuaded...


  1. I have to say, I'm a wee bit jealous over the rhubarb. I tried to grow some many years ago, but my youngest son thought it was the funnest thing to go outside and PEE on it daily. Yeah..gotta love being a mother to boys. LOL I just came inside after working in the yard...I feel like jelly all over. I filled our yard toter completely full and still didn't get to rip out all the crap that I want to. Next sunny day...

  2. That's kind of funny- maybe he was being like a dog, and finding something that looked like a small tree?? :)

    I ended up with really scratched arms from pulling out this awful shrubbery (which is totally a work in progress- looks half-dead most of the time). :( Yard waste is full and I'm doing better today though!

  3. Boys are strange...peeing outside is so fun for them for some reason. I guess maybe if I had their plumbing, I might like it, too. haha

    I think I got some sort of rash from the ivy we were pulling and some scratches from the yard length (I'm not even kidding) blackberry vines. Grr. I can't wait till this place looks decent.

    You and J should pop over some time when you're out n about.