Re: [gardeners] Sunday gardening

George Shirley (
Tue, 03 Mar 1998 07:32:14

At 07:58 PM 3/2/98 -0700, you wrote:
>At 12:56 PM 3/2/98, you wrote:
>>At 06:37 AM 3/2/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>>At 08:40 PM 3/1/98, you wrote:
>>>>Put the nylon netting up on the t-posts this am and almost immediately
>>>>planted the cucuzzi, spaghetti, cushaw, butternut, and green tint
>>>>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
>>>>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
>>>>and the neighbors and put them where they will get some more sun. Her
>>>>laid compost heap was lightly steaming this morning at dawn. Should be
>>>>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
>>>>George, Anne, and Sleepy
>>>George, your cucuzzi will have to climb on something, or did you somehow
>>>find a bush type?  No, i don't see how a bush could grow baseball bats.
>>It's planted on the netting too Margaret. Since I'm gonna eat it I decided
>>it's a squash. ;-)
>I got the impression the netting was only 3 feet, at most, off the ground,
>mainly sheltering a row.  hope I'm wrong, because my cucuzzi went up and
>over a six foot trellis last year.  Margaret
Nope, it's five foot climbing netting from Burpee or somewhere else, forget
which. Got to order another 30 foot length as I like it right well. Used
jute to tie it to the t-posts. Would have used a cattle panel but have no
place to store such between uses.