[gardeners] Chat

Terry King (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 07 May 1998 12:26:22 -0600

Whoooo.  Its been really hot here in the PNW for the last couple of weeks.  
Temps in the 70s and 80s everyday and no rain in sight.  We may be looking 
at a horrendous fire season if theres no more rain before summer.

I've been spending my mornings working on my garden.  This week I 
prepared the soil and planted 40 lbs of potatoes, 20 lbs of Yukons, and 5 lbs 
each Red Ponitacs, Norland Reds, Kennebec and Russet Burbanks.  I've also 
been getting the new strawberry beds preped.  I planted 100 strawberry 
plants this morning, 50 Honeye and 50 Ft. Laramie.  Next is to get the 
potatoes mulched and plant some walla walla sweet onion plants.

The spinach and onions I planted from seeds a month or so ago are doing 
great and are about 2" tall.  The roses and raspberries are all leafed out.  
My older apple tree is blooming and the bartlett pear and winsap apple are 
about to break bud.  I'm hoping that the winesap blooms in the next day or 
so while the other tree is blooming so I might have some apples this year!

This is such weird weather for April and May and the plants are growing so 
quickly that everything has gotten way ahead of me.

Hope all is well with everyone!

Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington
taeking@televar.com        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1