[gardeners] Re: Saturday in the garden

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 14 Jul 2001 12:58:18 -0500

George I just wish I was as productive as you are in the garden. I haven't
figured out if I am slow, just haven't got this gardening thing down pat yet
or life just gets in the way. I feel wonderful just getting things picked
and to the house! Oh yes, all the berries here in Oklahoma are done now. I
could have gotten another gallon of black berries to put in the freezer but
life got in the way big time and I missed them. Makes me so mad to miss out
on something good like that! I did manage to pick some very late maturing
sand plums just last week I believe and need to go back and get the rest to
put in the freezer. These plums were not as wormy as the ones earlier in the
spring I did get some that don't appear to be a problem. Will be a real
challenge to check them when we pull them out of the freezer to make jelly!
   On those tomatoes, have you ever tried celebrity? These are recommended
by OSU for our Oklahoma gardens because they still produce in our 90-100*F
heat. This new house we bought for my daughter has a row of them and the
lady loaded me up with some just last week and we were having 100*F days.

Okie zone 7a
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Shirley" <gshirl@bellsouth.net>
> Good thing we like to grow veggies, put them up and then eat them, this
> crop is great. All except tomatoes, got too hot, too quick this year. The
> are already starting to falter in the temps up to 96F. I'll start some
more in
> mid-August for the fall garden and, with luck, we'll produce tomatoes up
> January.
> George