[gardeners] garden stuff

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 01 Apr 1999 16:42:25 -0600

Hi All,
    Isn't this time of the year grand? I have 99% of my 1/2 acre plots
planted. I always leave a little bit of space here and there to plant
something someone gives me or something I find.
    The walking pneumonia that I have had for about two weeks is easing
up. So I have been fighting the nut grass and transplanting 20 some odd
volunteer tomato plants that have come up along the edges of the garden.
Some will be regular sized tomatos and some will be cherry tomatos,
Small Fry and Sweet 100. Those two are some of the most prolific of all
the cherry and plum types that I have ever planted. They were the only
source of fresh tomatos that we had after the drought set in. They were
still producing in August, at a slower pace of course.
    Here is my list for the spring garden:
Beans: Blue Lake (pole), Kentucky Wonder (pole), Top Crop, Roma, Yellow
Eyed, and Yellow Wax.
Broccoli: Green Comet
Cabbage: Early Jersey Wakefield
Carrots: Danvers and Nantes
Cauliflower: Snow King
Corn: G-90 (bi-color) and Guadeloupe Gold
Cucumbers: National Pickling
Dill: Bouquet
Lettuce: Black Seeded Simpson and Buttercrunch
Onions: 1015Y, Flat Red, Green Bunching
Peppers, hot: Habenero, Jalapeno Grande, TAM Mild Jalapeno, Serrano
Peppers, sweet: Big Bertha and Cubanelle
Potatos: Lasoda and Pontiac
Squash: Butternut, Cucuzzi, Edible Gourd, Yellow Straight Neck, Zucchini

Tomatos: Bingo, Carnival, Celebrity, Early Girl, Merced, Roma, Small Fry
and Sweet 100
Turnips: Purple Globe
     Still left to plant are watermelons, cantaloupes, and one more
variety of bell peppers.
    Can anyone tell me how to go about planting cilantro? I love the
stuff but have never grown any.
    George, the Yellow Eyed Beans are in the mail. Sorry for the delay.
Happy Gardening,
Bastrop Co.
SE Central Tx.
Zone 8