[gardeners] Spring planting

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 22 Feb 2000 09:45:15 -0600

Talked to one of the old-timers here yesterday and he says plant on
March 7th as the moon will be in the right phase and the cold weather
has gone away. Think I'm gonna do it but will plant my green beans,
radishes, etc and leave the tomatoes, peppers, corn, and edible gourds
until the ground warms up some more.

Sure has been beautiful weather here, lots of sunshine, cool temps at
night, up to near 80 in the daytime. If we could get about 20 inches of
rain at about 1/4 inch an hour so it would all soak in we could be
happy. It is some kind of dry for this part of the country. The crawfish
season has not materialized due to drought and the mudbugs are staying
deep. Farmers are going belly up all around us as the canals are now
full of salt water and can't be used for irrigation. The estuary is salt
from the salt water barrier all the way to the Gulf, a strange thing to
happen for this long a time.

Think I'll go play in the dirt.