Re: [gardeners] What was the best and worse?

George Shirley (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 10:19:23 -0500 (CDT)

The best was getting out and working in the garden and with the herbs in
containers. Very restful and a good stress reliever. I'm very happy with the
progress of my Spanish and Puerto Rican oregano's and with the various
chile's we planted this year. The worst was losing my santolina and several
lavenders I had propagated from seed. Tomatoes were a disappointment in the
veggie garden but generally are here in the heat and humidity. Cukes weren't
too great either. Long green beans from Fox Hollow Seeds were a major
success considering that we got something like 25 pints canned, probably
another 20 pints we ate fresh, all from one 24-foot row. Envy soybeans were
a bust while the Tongue of Fire shelling beans were good but short-lived.
Both of those came from Johnny's.


At 09:44 PM 9/17/97 PDT, you wrote:
>I know we have a lot of folks subscribed that haven't posted, so 
>I'll try and start something here.
>What was the best and worst thing about your garden this year?
>My best thing, other than the chile patch, was the fence and 
>extention.  No deer in the garden this year,  They did eat my 
>neighbors stuff, but never jumped over to mine.
>Another best thing was adding a small pond to my waterfall.
>The worst thing was growing some tomatoes by letting them sprawl
>on straw mulch.  Too many rotted and you had one heck of a time 
>walking in there to pick the good ones.  I will stake all tomatoes 
>from now on.  The staked ones did much better.
>Another worst thing was that my fish died.
>Lillian Kepp