[gardeners] In the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 18:50:54 -0500 (CDT)

Should have given this a subject line of "I wish." Although it didn't rain
today it has been overcast and very cool for this time of the year in
Southwestern Louisiana. I came home at 10:00 am to find Anne gone off to sit
at the art gallery and a pup happy to see someone. Turned off the A/C and
opened both patio doors, the front door and the window in the back door. Not
to mention several windows. Have been enjoying the coolth. That is a word
down here, if you can have warmth you can coolth. Sorta like uncouth and
couth, or ruth and ruthless. No getting into the garden until she dries up a
bit though. Still have tomatillos blooming like crazy and setting fruit.
They're late this year but I did make a little salsa the other day and it
was fairly good. The Cape gooseberries have been blooming for a couple of
months but I've only been able to harvest two of the berries. There just
haven't been any. The fall cucumbers are being worked over good by the bees
and I'm proud to report that we must have a viable wild hive somewhere near
by, I saw about a dozen or more in the cukes this morning. The bumbles and
masons have been busy and it's neat to see them sleeping in the blossoms
when I go off to consult before daylight. I would hazard a guess that the
new compost pile is pretty wet right now so won't have to water it for a
long time. The serranos, jalapenos, and bells are breaking out into new
blossoms again with the cool weather. The shallots are going mad and
spreading all over the place. It may not be much but it's our little piece
of heaven.

George, off to see the evil wizard of Veteran's Clinics tomorrow