[gardeners] Wednesday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 13:43:05 -0800

Woke up to a foggy day that later turned very nice with spotty clouds
and a little sunshine. We've been eating broccoli out of the garden
about every two days, about as often as I can stand the stuff.
Incidentally, Sleepy Dawg likes raw broccoli, was cutting some up and it
hit the floor and she scarfed it and begged for more. Guess I'll have to
add broccoli to her favorite green sweet peppers as a treat.

The green beans are still a-producing as are the radishes and carrots,
looks like another two weeks to start harvesting fresh cabbage. Looks
weird to have cabbage and eggplants growing next to each other in our
winter garden. The chard is slow developing at the moment but I'm sure
it will get its second wind soon. Cukes are showing up about one a week
that is eating size and, get this, the late summer/fall tomatoes are
absolutely covered with blossoms and small tomatoes. Thinking seriously
about digging one up and putting it in the greenhouse when, or if, we
get some cold days.

Spent the morning advising a client on best use of a large greenhouse
they have reactivated. Strange thing for me to do as I usually don't get
asked that type of question. Since they are a non-profit organization I
pointed them at house plants and herbs, two items they should be able to
sell easily and two that, if carefully chosen, won't affect their
mentally handicapped clients. I go back next week to teach the
supervisory staff how to plant stuff from seed and how to nurture it.
Hey, I'm enjoying this and getting paid to boot, best of both worlds.

Hope all are enjoying life and gardens.