[gardeners] Saturday

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 17:53:02 -0500 (CDT)

Is everyone in the garden today? We managed to finish the fall planting
yesterday afternoon and then rested with cool beverages and good neighbors
until the mosquitos came out to play around dark thirty.  

Today we played, I baked a loaf of sweet bread using candied fruit and
cinnamon and then a loaf of Mediterranean style bread - both in the the
Automatic Bread Maker, a marvelous invention. The Mediterranean bread has a
soupcon of garlic, an entire small can of chopped black olives, a tablespoon
of olive oil, two tablespoons of dried oregano and dried basil from my
plants, and just a touch of black pepper. It smells delicious and I will
find out soon if the taste is as good as the smell. A little broiled fish, a
salad from the garden with fresh lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sorrel, salad
burnet, chives, shallots, etc, and the fresh bread.

I also went to Wally World today and bought all the fixings for a light
setup which will be installed in my home office. All I need is a nice
heating strip to put under the seed flats and think I found just what I need
in a couple of catalogs. I am determined to have plants next to blooming
when we plant the spring garden.

What, you may ask (or may not), grows in a fall garden in Zone 9b SW
Louisiana? We got broccoli, two kinds of cabbage, cucumbers, Heatwave
tomatos, fava beans, green beans, carrots, radishes, chard, kale, kohlrabi,
beets, and a few odds and ends that were leftover from spring/summer. The
peppers, hot and bell, are still producing as is the okra. The days are up
close to 90F and the nights down close to 60F and we are enjoying the
evenings/nights/mornings with no air conditioning on. Not to mention the
monetary savings.

I recognize some of you are already getting frost and all I can say is EAT

George, Momma, and Sleepy Dawg