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

George Shirley (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 12:34:06 -0500 (CDT)

At 09:22 AM 9/18/97 -0700, you wrote:
>At 10:19 AM 9/18/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>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.
>George, are your shallots still growing, or did the poltroons get 'em?
Shallots are growing like veritable weeds. We use few like young green
onions and are leaving the rest to make real shallots.