Re: [gardeners] Intro

Annetta Green (
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 22:52:07 -0400

Thanks Margaret,
I have read most of John's great writings, they are gut busting.  I do have
a bit of row cover but the zucks would never stay under it.  The plants are
over 5 ft across (almost a squashoid) and my rowcovers are only 54 inches
across, as in the stuff doesn't touch the ground on the edges.  I picked my
first giant grasshopper (actually caught him this time) and sent him to the
great beyond.  I much prefer to get them when they are little black baby
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Lauterbach" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Intro

> Anne, have you tried using floating row cover over your veggies? I had a
> beautiful, practically insect-free bed of veggies this spring. See John
> Mertus's website, , click on "Yalpings from
> Twilight Zone" then "floating row cover." He has interesting stuff on his
> website, and some of his humor pieces will crack your ribs...Margaret L
> >I have also started planting some vegetables again, with minor success.
> >hate using chemicals (my hubby is a chemist) and the bugs love this
> >weather as much as I do.  They are getting more produce from the garden
> >I am.  Ah well, I have learned ways to keep my flowers going, I will
> >to keep the veggies going to, eventually.
> >Anne in FL
> >zone 9b, sunset 26