Re: [gardeners] This weekend

Jane Burdekin (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 17:19:50 -0700

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

I found some thing cooking in my garden today.  I have tulips up a good 5"
on the south side.  Very protected area, under the lilac.  We still didn't
get the snow they keep predicting.  It was cold today, got up to about 35F.
 We did have a good stiff wind to dry the laundry.