Re: [gardeners] Whine, Whine, Whine

Catharine Vinson (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 13:16:24 +0000

Margaret wrote:

> Where did you get your exotic okra seeds Miz Catharine?

Southern Seed Exhcange in EArlysville, Va. They were new with them this 
year. Brought in by a seed saver from Burma. The variety has become a 
favorite with chefs in Tennessee evidently. I'm gonna save seed for 
certain. Will send you some.

>  I'm trying the
> Kidma cucumber this year, along with Shepherd's Tamra and a variety that
> one of the  Research & Extension center employees brought back from Egypt.

Let me know how Tamra compares. I almost got some this year, but decided 
to "do" Kidma for another season. I was so very impressed with them last 
year. Both are middle eastern varieties and the Kidma really does do some 
thirst quenching. No bitterness. Very thin and smooth skin. It's driving 
me a little nuts that I can't eat mine right now....they are beginning to 
roll in. My neighbors get the goodies for now. Ditto the first Green Grape 
tomatoes. They are gorgeous this year.

> P.S.  Best not to tweak Alligator Shirley.  Have you heard about the size
> of his knife?  

Ya, but I got me a Bowie <bg>