Re: [gardeners] The Freezing Rain Warning Has Ended

Liz Albrook (
Wed, 14 Jan 1998 13:38:33 +0000

Marianne Lepa <> wrote:

> At 07:54 AM 1/14/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >>Um, I'm hoping Marianne was referring to those zucchinis, Margaret, 
> >>and not what you're thinking about.  On the other hand, Marianne is a 
> >>gardener and they are *always* thinking about that sort of thing.
> >>
> >>Liz
> >>
> >Well, just wait until it's time to test the warmth of the soil to see if
> >it's planting time yet.  Ten minutes, bare-bottomed.  Margaret
> Elizabeth,
> Have you been passing my private emails around? 
> Marianne :-)
> Southeastern Ontario AgCan zone 5b

No, but I sometimes forget that you and I spent time on rec.gardens 
togethor but not on that other listserve.  So I don't know whether to 
say to you that they're all like us or to say to them that you are 
one of us.  So I'll just say that we all like to talk about testing 
the soil for planting time but that you and Margaret really do it.

Catharine used to test soil temps the old fashioned way until her 
neighbor invited her to move.  Then she started using more than just 
her bare-bottom.  At least that's what Jimbo said and what reason 
would he have to lie?