Re: [gardeners] 4th of July in the garden

George Shirley (
Tue, 04 Jul 2000 10:36:56 -0500

Sounds like the Red Savina habanero, about 250,000 Scoville units in heat IIRC.
Tried growing some a few years ago and couldn't eat them or the sauce I made
from them and no one would take them. Finally used them as bug spray and the
bugs moved to the next county.


Craig Watts wrote:
> Yes, blue lakes have a wonderfull taste and no strings!
> Our favorite find recently were Carmello tomatoes (Shepard seeds). Full
> bodied, little seed, great taste, ugle as sin. Just cut around the bad spots.
> Had some in the freezer this winter and pulled some out and mixed with okra.
> Blast of summer taste in mid-winter!
> BTW- the habanero peppers were a specialty seed also from Shepard. Purchased
> six seeds. Not to be commercially propagated, personal use only. Suppose to be
> the hottest of hot. Will let you know on that one.
> Craig Watts- Raleigh, N.C.
> ----------
> From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] 4th of July in the garden
> Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 9:15 AM
> Where do you live, Craig? I'd start summer squash from seeds now, but the
> main enemy here in sw Idaho is the host of squash bugs. We don't have vine
> borers here. Late planting may get around squash bugs. Do Blue Lake beans
> taste good? Try Contender green beans some time. Margaret L
> At 08:09 AM 7/4/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >As you may remember, we had a hail storm that hit and garden damage was bad.
> >
> >Life goes on.
> >
> >The green beans have done very well. Picking 13 to 15 per plant. Ate a
> >bunch and canned the rest. I always plant Blue Lake (Wyatt-Quarles) as
> >they produce prolifically.
> >
> >Bell peppers have been wonderful. Years past were very thin walled, this
> >year they are supermarket perfect. Pulled about 16 from 6 plants!
> >
> >Yellow squash seams to be hurt the worst. I think the storm weaken them
> >enough to let the vine borer have his way. They are producing, but their
> >days are limited. Any comments on replanting them at this time?
> >
> >Did something good with the tomatoes. Ever notice how they out-grow those
> >round tomatoe cages? Well I took two of those tri-fold square cages and
> >laid them across the tops of the round stand up's. The plants grew right
> >up thru and "fell" over the top I had laid out. Very sturdy and supporting
> >the plants well. Kinda looks like a tomatoe hedge. With my long arms
> >harvesting is not a problem.
> >
> >Corn is weak and probly won't do well. Too much time spent with my son's
> >b-ball team. (Good trade off). They won the bronze metal in the state
> >games and are on their way to Orlando for the A.A.U. National 10 yr. old
> >Championship in August. I'll be along as coach.
> >
> >The good news is that I wintered 2 red haboniero (sp) pepper plants and
> >they are doing wonderfully this year. Last year they had just gotten to
> >size when mother nature sent her first blast of frost. I hurried outside
> >with a shovel and two 5 gal. buskets. Didn't do much for the interior
> >"decor", but hey! I'm a guy!
> >
> >I got some horse radish roots from up north and am basically clueless as
> >to when to harvest. They have been in the gornd since fall. The greens
> >came up well and have sort of died off. Should I let them go? I do know
> >they will take over the garden if not contained.
> >
> >Time to pile peppers on the kitchen isle and warm up the canner. Ya'll
> >have a good fourth a be safe.
> >
> >Craig Watts
> >
> >(footnote- thanks mother nature for the free black berries. they've been
> >wonderful!)