[gardeners] Re: [gardeners) weather

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 3 Sep 2000 23:36:23 -0400

Mary-Anne, we've set records this summer just like you,  for
the least number of days without sunshine, and probably with 
the most actual rainfall. These conditions don't allow the crops 
to mature, just as if there were a hot, dry summer. Our so-called
'truck farmers' must be going broke, because nobody wants to 
buy the disappointing tasting produce..  

I can't believe that today I bought corn-on-the-cob for the 2nd time
this summer -- that's unheard of!  The honeydews are green, the 
peaches are like a rock, and the bartlet pears have no flavor. 

I seem to remember that apples are like grapes -- they do not like 
a lot of irrigation for then the flavor is not concentrated.  When our 
local huge crops of apples start to come in, in about 2 weeks, they 
will most likely be a total flop. 

I wonder what kind of fall foliage we will get this year? I'm at the
southern-most border of the brilliant autumn displays, almost
touching New England. I have a feeling that the colors are
heightened by the advance rain, so this could be a banner year,
who knows...? 

Penny, NY 


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