Re: [gardeners] Seeds

George Shirley (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 10:46:54

At 08:04 AM 1/16/98 -0700, you wrote:
>At 06:52 AM 1/16/98, you wrote:
>>Didn't save the post with the name of the thighs. Remind me and I'll order
>>a packet. Still bet the squash borers get them though. I ordered some
>>killer nematodes too, gotta get some of these grubs dead. No problem with
>>cabbage worms this year so far. Between picking them off and spraying with
>>bt we must be getting them.
>I received the March edition of Kitchen Garden magazine yesterday, and a
>photo of 'Lacinato' Kale (which I hadn't heard of before) shows a vial
>upside down on a stick, balanced over the kale.  Caption says the "cotton
>ball in the vial is soaked with camphor oil to repel cabbage looper moths."
> The stick must be anchored in the ground at an angle, so the other end is
>slightly angled, but centered over the plant.  Hmmm.  I wonder if it even
>protects the outer leaves.  Camphor is strong-smelling stuff.  My Dad used
>to lard his hands with Camphor Ice just before he sat down at the table for
>dinner.  Everything tasted like camphor ice, which may have been a
>blessing, considering some of my Mom's cooking...Margaret
We must be related, the only thing good about my mom's cooking was that it
was free. It is chilly with lots of sunshine here today. Light frost on the
punkin this morning, hope it's the last of the winter for us. Weatherman
forecasting 60F today and clear skies for next several days.

Pinetree sent me an email yesterday stating that they had received my order
and would ship one week AFTER they got power back. Forgot they were in
Maine, may have to cancel and order elsewhere if I want to get plants
started soon.