Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

margaret lauterbach (
Sat, 13 May 2000 10:35:42 -0600

George, two or three years ago a list member (maybe Gardens) said she had
sprayed a garlic-based mosquito repellant in her back yard and it worked
for quite a long time. A month? Two months? Don't recall. In your high
rainfall area, might not work that well, but maybe it's worth a try.
Margaret L

At 10:42 AM 5/13/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Very early this morning we had a very nice rain fall on the gardens. At
>all was green and glistening and the birds were singing with happiness.
>Unfortunately so were the mosquitoes. We had been warned that this would be a
>bad mosquito year if we got rain and, guess what? We got lots and lots of
>and now have lots and lots of mosquitoes.
>When I still smoked, 6 years clean in August, mosquitoes wouldn't have me.
>they bite and I hurt for two or three days from them. Don't hurt bad
enough to
>take up smoking again, 40 years was enough, but their blood-sucking ways do
>Need to get out and harvest some parsley, oregano, thyme, and rosemary and
>many rosemary starts I staked last year to pot up and get ready for a fall
>These will be humdinger rosemary plants too, some are already two feet
tall, may
>have to prune them so they'll spread although I am thinking of planting
two or
>three in one big pot to make an Xmas tree. Saw those things selling for
$25 to
>$30 each in the nurseries last holiday season.
>Seriously thinking of taking the big old red truck and making a pilgrimage to
>Home Depot and Lowe's. Maybe buy some half cinder blocks, look at the kitchen
>cabinets and the flooring, and then come home.
>Oh well, life is still good, despite the skeeters.