Re: [gardeners] Frost on the punkin (
Mon, 7 Feb 2000 06:11:00 EST

In a message dated 2/5/00 12:35:51 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< It's still the middle of winter here in SW Louisiana. It actually got
 down to 31F last night and we had a little frost on the roof. I'm so
 ready for an early spring it hurts to think about it. Did I ever tell
 y'all how much I hate cold weather?  I really do not care for any temps
 below about 55F. >>

I am with you, only my cold level peaks at about 60*F.  That is one reason we 
keep coming back to FL.  I love it hot.  We got down into the 30's last 
night, way to cold for me.  I can only hope the beans I planted out in the 
garden this week will make it.  They had not broken the surface yet so the 
soil will protect them, I hope.  

I should have planted the peas first, but first I have to go out and find 
seed.  Can you believe that we do not get our seed supply any earlier than 
those up north do?  I could not plant any broccoli this winter, as the seed 
was already gone and none would or could come in, even at my favorite 
nursery.  They said they had to wait till the seed companies shipped in Feb.  
Then I can put in peas, more spinach and maybe get a couple of broccoli 
plants going before it gets to hot out there.  I haven't started tomatoes 
yet.  They will get direct seeded after Feb 15, but only if I can get a few 
more bags of compost dug in.  Can you believe they ran out of that too?  I 
will be headed to Home Depot to get mine this year.  

Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26

No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a
field as in writing a poem. -Booker T. Washington