[gardeners] Whine, Whine, Whine

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 20:58:07 +0000

With a heat index of 108-115F (unheard of for June in Atlanta) and no sign 
of rain or relief I gotta say that I am almost glad I wasn't able to put 
in much of a garden this season.

But of the few things I did get going, the worst part is that just as the 
first crookneck squash and mid-eastern cucumbers ("Kidma"....the BEST 
cucumber I have ever tasted and incredibly proflific) begin to be ready 
for pickin', I catch a stomach virus and can't keep things down. PHOEEY. 
No fair. Mother Nature is being a big meanie weanie (said with appropriate 
pout, whine and stomp of foot).

The Burmese okra (I am really intriqued with this) is starting to 
flower...at less than 18" inches as promised. 

And the rabbits have really enjoyed the beans....Rattlesnake, Nickel, 
Contender, Balhones, McCasklin. I would have liked to have eaten at least 
one, but no such luck. Ah, well. The electric fence project is on the 

Catharine, from Saints Preserve Us Roadkill Inn and Urban Farm where 
we twang our toothpicks and drawl,  "Life Ain't Guud but It Ain't Bad