[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 24 May 1998 19:40:59

Wasn't much gardening here today. Was to blasted hot to early on. I had to
turn my box fan on on the patio to read my paper and drink a little good
Community dark roast coffee this morning. Every thing looks dry and wilted
so turned the low level sprinklers on and watered different spots
throughout the day.

I really need to cut the spinach and chard again but will wait until very
early tomorrow morning. Also will cut oregano, thyme, parsley, and sage again.

Dead-headed the poppies and calendulas this morning and that about wasted
me. The poppies are fading fast as our humidity is picking up again. The
cleomes are absolutely beautiful right now with a dark rose, a pale rose,
and a mid-level rose color in the batch. The roses are totally covered with
blooms and the violas are outdoing themselves. Reckon one of these days the
sunflowers will bloom. Miz Anne has about a 40 foot row of them and they're
more than 4 feet tall now and showing no signs of blooming.

The sunchokes I planted a little while back are about a foot tall now and
seem to be growing inches each day. More and more blueberries are ripening
each day and I'm hard-pressed to eat enough of them to stay ahead. Sighh,
guess I'll have to freeze some for later.

Made a batch of beef jerky yesterday and it's right tasty. The old
dehydrator is getting a work-out and so is the pressure canner.

Hope all are having a fine Memorial weekend. Don't forget the purpose of
the day though. I'm remembering my brothers and sisters who didn't came
back from SE Asia and all of the other wars we've fought. If we remember
them they will live forever.