[gardeners] Bastrop county gardening and stuff

Allen Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 23:30:27 -0600

Hi All,
    I've been s-l-o-w-l-y getting the garden together. Judy has convinced me
to garden only half of what we have been gardening. I'll be down to 1/4 acre
instead of the 1/2 acre we have been doing. I'll have to do some serious
contemplation about what and how much to plant. I could plant about as much
of anything that came to mind before.
    I've planted about all the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards,
turnips, lettuce, carrots and onions that we need. Still can't find any
Candy onion plants locally. Still determined not to pay 8.95 per bunch from
the catalogues.
    I'm getting ready to plant pickling cucumbers, dill, corn, green and
yellow wax beans and the other warmer weather veggies.
    Two of our sons helped Judy and I get the posts set for a deck in the
back of the house so I can sit and watch the garden grow and the birds come
to the feeders.
    The youngest son and I did the framing today. We should get the decking
on tomorrow unless it rains. (yeah, right)
    I'm going to plant the G-90 bicolor sweet corn again this year. I
planted Guadalupe Gold and G-90 last year. The family voted to have all the
garden space dedicated to corn to be planted in G-90 only. I planted Silver
Queen a couple of years ago, but the G-90 still won out for flavor and
    So far G-90 out produces Silver Queen, Guadalupe Gold, and a couple of
others that other family member planted in their gardens. I like getting at
least 3 good ears per plant. It usually makes a couple of nubbin ears on
each stalk that we give to the squirrels. The grandsons like to feed the
neighbors cows through the fence.
    George asked about the back situation. Thursday, I'm scheduled to have
epidural steriod injections in my back. I hope they help. I have began
having "stingers" in my neck and arms. The little finger and ring finger on
my right hand is folded flat against the palm when I wake up in the morning.
I can get the ring finger to straighten out without a lot of effort. The
little finger will finally straighten out, but it will fold against the palm
again off and on all day. It get's to be a real nuisance.
    I'm getting better and better as a lefty.
Happy Gardening,
Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
Zone 8