Re: [gardeners] Accidental gardening

George Shirley (
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:08:05 -0500

Do better or we will send a veggie committee over to give you 40 lashes with a
pea vine. B-)


Harry Boswell wrote:
> Due to a variety of factors, I haven't done much in the way
> of vegetable gardening so far this year.  I had a couple of
> 4x8 raised beds that were planted with broccoli and lettuce
> in early spring that I had let go a while back.  They were badly
> overgrown, especially with all the recent rain, so this past
> Saturday I decided the time had come to clean them up.
> I found 3 nice ripe red tomatoes, growing on plants I had
> forgotten I had planted.   Even worse, in the other bed I
> found an okra plant, about 4 feet tall, with okra!!!  It came up
> from seed I planted last year, so it's a volunteer of sorts.
> Folks, it's embarassing to admit I had let these beds get so overgrown!
> I've been concentrating on ornamentals in the front this spring and
> summer, but this is ridiculous!!  I promise I will do better!!
> Harry