Re: [gardeners] small victories

margaret lauterbach (
Mon, 01 Feb 1999 10:16:01 -0700

At 10:14 AM 2/1/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm glad to hear your peppers are up.  I got mine planted yesterday so I
>will look later this week and see if anything is up.  I didn't see any
>sprouts this morning when I looked, maybe too early.   I just got my
>propagating mat this year and set it up on a wooden table.  Hopefully that
>will be ok, if not I will follow your advise on the aluminum sheet.
>Jane (where it's cold and grey and windy and we are expecting white showers
>later today)
Jane, note that was expanded aluminum.  Expanded any metal would have
worked.  The finished product has diamond-shaped holes, sort of a coarse
screen.  I think a solid aluminum sheet would have caused the same problems
that the plain formica top did.  Margaret