Re: [gardeners] Re: You have rocks??

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 15:08:17 -0500

>I grew up on perfect soil.  All the Northeast Mississippi topsoil was 
>washed to the MS coast.  My ancestors were smart enough to buy 
>a wee plot of land about the same time that foreign topsoil started 
>to settle in and call itself at home.  You could dig at least 5 feet 
>down in our yard without hitting anything other than perfect friable, 
>fertile soil.  Little did I know I was standing on one of the Wonders 
>of the World.  Probably why I started gardening -- growing perfect 
>flowers, fruits and veggies was effortless.
>Well, except for the weeds.  And the insects.  And the stifling, 
>humid heat.  Did I mention the weeds?  Or the incredible array of 
>bugs?  Did I mention that when the humidity and heat combined to 
>literally steam the plants off their roots, the weeds and bugs 
>fluorished so that you had to go out in that awful weather to pull 
>weeds and murder insects?  
>Are we all closet masochists?

Liz!   Shhhh!!!  We wouldn't want it to get out about our masochistic

I know what you mean about the heat and humidity!  I think about y'all down
on the coastal South when it is miserable here.

The bugs and diseases love the summer heat and humidity
 but it gets to be a little much for us humans!  :-)

Coastal Carolina