Re: [gardeners] Whine, Whine, Whine

Catharine Vinson (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 20:58:49 +0000

Margaret wrote:

> Aha!  You mean Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  Didn't I direct you to
> that source when you were looking for butter beans?  As far as I'm
> concerned, they've kind of hidden that offering in the first column on
> okra.  Rats, and I missed it!  

Yeup, SESE. They had a new butterbean this year that I missed ordering. 
Sent them e-mail about it a few weeks ago and they were out. I'll save you 
some of the okra seeds. They ran out fast and wouldn't let me order more 
than one packet.
> Would you care to share hot weather lettuce recommendations?  Did you dig
> your shallots yet?  Have enough?  Best, M. Lawndale

The shallots are starting to flop. I figure a couple more weeks and then I 
dig. No lettuce will grow in Atlanta's miserable heat right now, but in 
about 4 weeks I'll start some flats of an assortment of red leaf 
varieties. Sierra really held up in the heat for me last year. Had some 
real taste, too. Juliet also did really well. And a red oak leaf/deer 
tongue. I'll check my list from last summer. I was pretty impressed Selma 
Wisa (swiss variety I got from Nichols, I think) as far as a cold-hard 
butterhead. It overwintered for me without batting an eyelash and produced 
lovely heads of very tasty lettuce in April. I will definitely grow it 
again this fall.