[gardeners] Thursday - in the garden for a bit

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 19:00:37 -0600

Had to go out this morning and earn some flour and beans money but did
do a little playing about in the greenhouse and the gardens. Mostly I
was looking for hail damage, last night we had a very large, scary,
thunderstorm move through the area. Dumped one and a half inches of rain
and marble sized hail in about thirty minutes. I was in the greenhouse
when it hit and it spooked me enough that I ran for the house. Ever been
in a fiberglas greenhouse being pelted by hail? Noisy to say the least.

No hail damage that I could find but about thirty feet of the west fence
planting area washed out, taking with it some newly planted NZ spinach
seed. I had been meaning to put some sort of barrier along the edge of
that space but hadn't gotten to it. It's on my "To Do" list for tomorrow
now, an hour late and a dollar short, that's me.

Not only did we have bad weather but the blooming weatherman is now
saying it may get to freezing by the first of next week. Will one of you
people up north please close the corral gate, your cold air is escaping.

George, off to TVLand, it's almost time for Dragnet and Adam 12.