Re: [gardeners] Re:veggies

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 00:53:23 -0500

Thanks George.

George Shirley wrote:

> Allen and Judy Merten wrote:
> > 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.
> > Allen
> > Bastrop Co.
> > SE Central Tx.
> > wrote:
> > > 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
> Not much to building grapevine wreaths Allen. My wife makes wreaths out of many
> plants including grapevines when she can get them. Make your circular wreath by
> semi-braiding green grapevines, ie wrapping them around each other. Pull off all
> leaves and side shoots first. Hang them up to air dry somewhere under a roof and then
> you either sell them as a wreath base or decorate and sell as a finished wreath. My
> wife sells several of them a year, generally as a finished wreath with dried flowers,
> etc on them.
> George