Re: [gardeners] The End Is Near

Liz Albrook (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:54:59 +0000

> I'm with you, Cheryl.  I have a greenhouse, and love that, but as for the
> outdoor garden, I'm focused now on soil improvement.  That's true of every
> fall, and I can't wait for the leaves to fall.  Free nutrients.  I used to
> drive around neighborhoods looking for people bagging leaves so I could ask
> if I could have their leaves for my garden.  Very few were already promised
> to other gardeners, so rakers and baggers were delighted I wanted their
> leaves.  Most even helped me load them into the pickup.  I have a camper
> top, so can hold about 25 bags (if I slam the tailgate and/or the back
> window fast enough).  Margaret

This is good to hear, Margaret. I'm planning on hustling leaves this 
fall and have been worried that people would think I'm whacko (don't 
say it, George).  Believe it or not, the only reason I didn't go out 
leaf hustling last year is that I was intimidated by how I thought 
people might react.  Dumb, huh.  But this is Idaho and I had a vision 
of folks with rifles and hunting dogs.