Re: [gardeners] Rotten week/day

penny x stamm (
Sat, 2 May 1998 00:55:40 -0400

Wow, George, I didn't think you EVER complained!  Didn't
they give you antibiotics..?  Certainly hope that you will be
rid of your misery very speedily..

Jimmie has 2 X snow peas and some radishes planted. He
just likes to putter out there, nothing major. I think some 
onion sets will go in after the rain stops, in about 3 or 4 days. 

Last year we grew 8 cauliflower plants -- and were they
picture perfect! They looked like an ad for Miracle Grow!
Well, we ate the first two with great pleasure. Then we ate
the 3rd and 4th. Delicious..  And it was obvious that I had
better harvest those that were left, so I brought them inside
to cook up. They looked clean as a whistle, but I soaked
them in cold salt water for about 2 hours while I worked, 
and then I rinsed 'em and started cutting them up. Ooooh,
watch out, there are teenie-tiny pale green worms clinging 
to the stems, I told myself.  Why on earth didn't they fall
off while soaking...? Not many worms, mind you  -- just about
4 or 5 per head. Ugghh, that shook me up. I stuck them under
a fast hard spray of water, but the worms would not release.
Put them back into stronger salt water, no luck. Doggonit, 
I was mad, and certainly frustrated! After all, if I have to eat
some worms, please, for heaven's sake, don't tell me about 
it ahead of time!!!   (Nor afterwards, either....)

So I threw them all out. 

Penny, NY, zone 6

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