After pouring over the sale catalog, considering our garden needs, and preparing my shopping list, I am finally ready for the Friends School Plant Sale tomorrow.
This will be my first year going to the sale on Friday, its opening day, so I’m expecting that the crowds and craziness I have experienced in past years will be amplified considerably from Saturdays of previous years. Recognizing that I’ll need every advantage I can get in these conditions, I have prepared what is easily my best Friends Sale rig to date.
My first year at the sale, I just used a simple cardboard flat that I carried around in my arms the whole time. Brutal! Then, a year or two ago, I used a couple low crates tied to a furniture dolly. Because the dolly had swivel casters on all four corners, it never tracked in a straight line and was nearly impossible to maneuver through the aisles. This year I’m using the boys’ wagon, which I’ve accessorized with several bins that allow me to carry up to three layers of plants.
With my gear all set, I just need to get some sleep so I’ll be as ready to roll as the wagon is when it’s time to go to the sale tomorrow.