Re: [gardeners] Cabbage

Agnes Leigh (
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 04:02:38 +0000

Allen and Judy Merten <> wrote:

> > I plant only the varieties
> > recomended by the extension service for my area. My neighbor has been
> > living here for 30 yrs and plants whatever strikes his fancy from
> > cataloges or nurseries. We both planted the same amount of potatos in
> > Jan. I harvested 500lbs of potatos. He harvested about 100lbs of low
> > quality potatos. It is not me that is so smart. It is my co. agent.

I'm sure that's Chatty Cathy's problem.  She's always selecting 
varieties willy nilly from all sorts of fancy and expensive
catalogs, most of which are put out by Yankees and other unsavory 
characters.  Why just last year she grew 53, as in fifty-three, 
different varieties of tomatoes and Guess What?  She didn't consult 
her county agent even one time!  Talk about quality?  You just 
wouldn't believe -- some of those tomatoes were flat tasteless! Did 
you mention potatoes?  Did you know that Cathy can't grow a decent 
baking potato?  I swear.  And she sent me some basil last year that 
tasted like it fell into the fennel patch and died.  I swear.

Agnes Leigh