Re: [gardeners] Re:veggies

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 11:31:20 -0500

Hi Kris,
    We have 4 acres, two heavily wooded dedicated to wildlife habitat. It is
entirely native Texas trees, wildflowers, vines, etc. The other two acres are
where the house and gardens are. I have two garden plots that together equal 1/2
acre. I also have a gourd patch and a sunflower patch that is about half the size
of an average lot.
    I guess I'll surf the net to find the grapvine wreath stuff. I haven't been a
craft person except for building some lawn furniture and porch swings out of
bamboo. I'm just a dirt person.
Bastrop Co.
SE Central Tx. wrote:

> In a message dated 4/24/99 1:34:19 AM, writes:
> <<    If you are going to container grow cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins you
> need
> to find some varieties that are adapted to growing in pots. This family of
> vegetables have extensive root systems. Some cucurbits have root systems that
> are
> 20 to 30 feet long.
>   >>
> Thanks Allen. I am going to try the bush variety of cukes and have seed from
> last year of my mini pumpkins. alls I can do is try and go from there.
> BTW how much land do you have? Sounds like you have a pretty big place. I
> just have a basic subdivision lot. Which is fine for me since I can't get my
> lavy husband to help me. I think I made him mow a total of 2 times and I did
> the rest. Oh well at least he's handy electronically
> Kris P
> z 5  IL