Re: [gardeners] In the garden

George Shirley (
Fri, 06 Nov 1998 18:26:41 -0800

I waited a long time before I let one go to seed. I've got a bunch of
the stuff in the freezer, freezes better than squash and retains the
crunch and taste.

Took another look at the garden today and we've got broccoli, heads are
small yet but they'll get there.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> >
> snip>
> The Louisiana Long Green eggplant has set new fruit and I
> >hope it stays warm enough for them to get some size on them. The edible
> >squash is still doing about the same, one a week, just enough for the
> >two of us to eat at a meal. Sleepy likes those too, lightly stir fried
> >please!
> >
> >George
> >
> George, I think the act of letting one gourd go to seed has slowed down
> productivity of your vines.  If you let one or more sugar snap peas mature
> on the vine, the vine dies.  If you pick them clean, they'll try to produce
> other fruit.  I don't blame you for wanting to preserve seeds this year,
> but with luck you won't have to do this again for a few years.  Margaret