Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

lneuru (
Sat, 4 Nov 2000 12:17:04 -0500

George, have you looked at the prices on oxycom?

I like it because I can't get to a chep supply outlet - and they certainly
seem comparative.  What sort of colour printer are you going to buy?  I
think they have to be very good for transparencies.


> From: Shirley,George <>
> To: Gardeners List <>
> Subject: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden
> Date: Saturday, November 04, 2000 10:40 AM
> A local cement company has given me lots and lots of test cylinders.
> things are solid cement, no rocks or rebar, just sand and cement and
about 12
> inches long by 6 inches in diameter. Guess what I'm doing today. Laying
> things end to end down the west strip garden to replace the wood that is
> now. They tell me they do about 50 - 100 a week and I can have them all.
> about 400 to replace old landscape timbers and remnants of railroad cross
> so, sooner or later, there will be no more wood borders on the place.
> The radishes are bulbing up so I'm anticipating tasty little red morsels
> mid-week. Sprayed Bt on the cabbages, broccoli, and cauliflower today and
> on the lettuce, chard, and Florence fennel. Trying to keep ahead of the
> loopers and their ilk. The two hundred or so bunching onion sets I
> recently are about 12 inches tall now and are about ready for a little
> picking.
> The chiles have been outdoing themselves as usual. Picked two quarts of
> and another quart of hot ones yesterday. The sweets are chopped and in
> freezer for hard setting prior to vac bagging. The hots are in a two
gallon bag
> in the freezer and will be made into additional hot sauce when the bag is
> Also have three quarts of hot chiles, NM Hatch, Long Thai's, Lemon Drops,
> Hot Cherry in the freezer for the DIL to use after the birth of their
> and probably lastest, child. She has enough indigestion now but wanted me
> save some good chiles for later use so I'm saving them up for her. My son
> partakes of them sparingly so reckon he will get some of them too.
> Later today I am going to use the food mill to get the seeds out of my
> batch of hot sauce and then will bottle the stuff. It has a fiery taste
on the
> initial tasting but a good after bite and flavor. Used sparingly it
should go a
> long way in soups, stews, chilis, gumbos, etc. Just hope I have enough
> bottles on hand as it takes a while to get them in after ordering.
> Miz Anne is off to the school district media center making big folders
for her
> students art work and some other stuff she wanted to do. I'm going to buy
> decent color printer Monday so I can scan some good art onto
transparencies for
> her to use in class. She's not only trying to teach 700 children how to
draw and
> paint but how to appreciate good art. She's reaching many of them but the
> majority don't want to learn about art. To bad, as they would be better
> and citizens for a little art education, a bit more rounded.
> Back to the salt mines while we have some cool weather and the
possibility of
> rain.
> Life is good.
> George