Re: [gardeners] This weekend

George Shirley (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 17:43:42

At 04:47 PM 2/28/98 +0000, you wrote:
>George asked: 
>> What's cooking in everyone's gardens right now?
>	Well, in ours, Carolina jasmine, muscari, daffodils (almost gone), &
>Red Baron peaches are blooming.  Green stuff?  some lettuce, 
>re-seeded annuals, and Swiss Chard. 
>	 The chard is leftover from last year, is at least three feet high, 
>won't quit, and we can't eat it fast enough.  We've had it raw, 
>steamed, stuffed in pasta shells, creamed -- even a chard version of 
>Vietnamese spring rolls.  Between the mutant squashes and swiss 
>chard, we could have the World's feeding problem licked.  (Of course, 
>we might all turn green.)
>	The sorrowful part is, we have a freeze forecast and all  the 
>seedlings under lights are getting too tall and can't go outside to 
>play. There is nothing quite so pitiful as a seedling growing so 
>tall it tips over its container.
>	Please tell me! Why is Mother Nature in such a snit?
And I've got exactly the same problem. Garden all ready to plant, fence
posts in ground, netting standing by. The Tumbler tomatoes did go in the
hanging pots and into the greenhouse, good thing, one of them has 6 buds
already. The squash are climbing on the plant stand and have buds on them
too. The cukes have leaves as big as your hand, but it's turned off cool
this afternoon and the local weather guy says 35F early in week. If it's
like the rest of his predications that means a light freeze. Folks, we got
8 cuke, 20 squash, 30 chile, 8 eggplant, and 20 more tomato plants ready to
go in the ground. C'mon spring. And please, would one of you Canadians
please close the back door, you're letting way to much cold air get down here.

George, feeling tired after a day in the garden. Now if I can just get Anne
to come in before it's to dark to see.