[gardeners] Re:Raspberries and peas

Stacey Marien (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 06:22:31 -0800 (PST)

Hello everyone.  I wrote in the Fall that I have now
obtained a community garden plot that had been
neglected for some time. I cleaned out alot of it in
Nov and a couple of weeks ago, it was a nice day so I
decided to work in the garden some more. I cut back
all the raspberry bushes and in the process, got some
scratches on my arms.  Well, within a day or so I was
covered from head to toe with a very itchy rash. The
dr. said, yup it looks like you touched something. I'm
now on the mend thanks to Allegra and Prednisone.  He
also gave me a prescription for a cream if I get
scratched again. I have never had poison ivy or any
kind of reaction to touching a plant so I'm a little
wary of keeping these bushes.

My other question is now that the weather is warming
up some here in DC and the ground is thawing, I'm
ready to plan my garden. I've bought seeds (mostly
from Johnny's seeds - anyone use them?) and I'm
wondering about peas. 
The garden plot borders on a 20ft fence or so - can I
plant the peas so that they will trail up the fence or
do I need free standing support?

Stacey in DC
Zone 7

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