Re: [gardeners] Weather again

George Shirley (
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 18:02:58 -0500

margaret lauterbach wrote:
> At 10:52 AM 10/19/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >Got up to a fine misting rain this am plus temps of 55F. When I came
> >home from the dentist at about 1030 the temp was 54F and the rain was a
> >little heavier. We need the rain but don't like the cold. Two days ago
> >it was in the low eighties for temperature.
> >
> >Cabbages, broccoli, and cauliflower like this weather though, they're
> >doing fine out in the main garden. Luckily we got the yard mowed and the
> >rest of the composted horse manure spread yesterday. Smells a little
> >like a stable out there today. ;-)
> >
> >George
> >
> Do you grow fava beans, George? Seems to me they'd enjoy this time of year,
> IF you enjoy fava beans. They're frost tolerant.  Margaret L

Grew the Windsor variety two years ago for a winter crop. Blasted things
got 6 feet tall but the beans took forever to mature to picking size.
Didn't like them well enough to grow them again. Used to eat them in the
Middle East, came in cans from Switzerland, were fairly tasty for the
occasional meal though.

I don't think we're in any danger of a frost as yet. Usually get at
least one light frost in November and then some a little harder in
December, January, and February.