[gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 19 May 2001 09:37:21 -0500

Went out when dawn cracked the first time and staked the tomatoes, a job we've
been putting off due to work pressure. Tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes up
to golf ball size. Picked three good sized zucchini's, pulled out some NZ
spinach that was past its prime, put cages over the lengthening cuke plants and
noticed a few tiny cukes too.

The sweet chiles are blooming and looking good, I'm keeping my fingers crossed
on them because they seldom do well in our heat and humidity. The Ichiban
eggplant are healthy and growing and I think I detected a hint of a bloom on

A little weeding was needed but the newspaper mulch was doing its usual good

We had to put netting over the blueberries and raspberries, the !@#$%^ mocking
birds aren't even bothering to look for other food. Sleepy does a good job of
running them out but she can't be on duty all the time. Wonder what mockingbird
pie tastes like? Only teasing of course.

Gotta go to town now and get Miz Anne a birfday present, she'll be 39 tomorrow.
Yeah, right! She actually catches up to me once a year and tomorrow is the date.
I'm always amazed at that good woman, she is doing "fair" duty at the school
that cut her. She said she would do it and so she is there for the day. Not only
is she beautiful and sexy she is a genuinely good person.

Our daughter called last night and she has accepted a new teaching position in
the Spring Branch ISD in Houston area. She went for the money this time and got
a very sizeable raise in pay. She's waiting to hear back from them that the
offer and acceptance has been confirmed.

I'm outta here. Life is bery, bery, good.