Re: [gardeners] splitting tomatos

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 06:11:33 -0600

At 01:13 AM 10/19/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Penny,
>    I use the pine needles that fall from our trees. I don't grind them
>up just use them naturally. That is one problem with just about any
>mulch that you use. Most do shelter bugs of some sort or other. The more
>pulverized, ground or what ever the more bugs. The pine straw or needles
>stays a lot dryer, but does keep the soil cool and moist in the summer
>time. I cover the plants that I am trying to protect in the winter with
>a deep fluffy blanket of pine straw. So far so good
>    Allen
>    Bastrop Co.,Tx
Allen, I hope you folks are all right.  Terrible picture of Cedar Creek
flooding the farm to market road in or near Bastrop, Texas on the front
page of this morning's paper.  Margaret