[gardeners] This weekend

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 10:54:25

Took the day off Friday to do some work in the garden but didn't get much
accomplished. Got a little tilling done, picked a mess of fava beans, and
visited with all the neighbors who came over to see the new Mantis tiller.
Since they've all seen it now should be able to get some work done. Tried
the old Tom Sawyer trick of letting them try the machine but none were
interested, particularly in tilling up some sod I'm breaking a little at a

The fava beans were an experiment that won't be repeated I'm afraid. Takes
240 days to full maturity and we can grow two or three crops of other beans
and peas in that time. In addition the favas have to be shelled twice, once
to get rid of the outer pod and again for the inner pod. Time consuming for
what you end up with. It's back to the good old Amurican beans and peas for

Picked up some T-posts the other day and will be driving them and hanging
the nylon netting on them today plus another round of tilling and will be
putting the Tumbler tomatoes in their hanging baskets today. Will probably
hang the baskets in my "greenhouse" for another week and then hang them
around the eves of the house where they will get afternoon sun all summer.

What's cooking in everyone's gardens right now?