[gardeners] Sunday gardening

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 01 Mar 1998 20:40:02

Put the nylon netting up on the t-posts this am and almost immediately
planted the cucuzzi, spaghetti, cushaw, butternut, and green tint squashes.
Got 24 foot of squash planted. I think the squash borers are laying low
waiting for me to turn my back. Tilled that spot every two days for a week
seeing if I could turn up grubs of any sort. It worked, got some kind of
dirty brown larvae out of there, about 10 of them. Squished them good,
(insert maniacal laughter here). Put the cukes out too, opposite side of
the garden. One cuke plant planted between two almost mature garlic plants.
Of course I put out 8 cukes all told. Repotted the tomatoes into 4 inch
pots with some osomcote fertilizer, I want them to stay inside under the
lights for another 2 or 3 weeks. The chiles are coming along fine and will
be repotted tomorrow plus some more seeds started.

Beautiful day here in SW Louisiana, a little on the cool side but lots of
sunshine. The pup laid on the grass and snoozed while we worked in the
garden. Miz Anne transplanted her elder berry plants from between our house
and the neighbors and put them where they will get some more sun. Her newly
laid compost heap was lightly steaming this morning at dawn. Should be well
heated by tomorrow and we will turn it in six more days. Five day forecast
calls for warm and overcast so the new plants and transplants should do well.

George, Anne, and Sleepy