Re: [gardeners] Re: Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (
Sat, 14 Jul 2001 16:23:53 -0500

I've tried celebrity but they are no better at handling our humidity than the
others. The three main hot weather tomatoes are are Celebrity, Gulf Coast, and
Heatwave. I'm currently growing Heatwave II and they are still producing.
Amazingly the tomato producing best is Yellow Bell. Good thing too as I dearly
love those yaller maters.

It's not just my productivity, gardening is, and always has been, a joint effort
around here. This morning I was cooking and packing and Miz Anne was peeling and
slicing. We all took a nap after a light lunch, lasted abut 2 hours. Tomorrow we
will do eggplant. Luckily our kids and friends enjoy the stuff we put up as our
garden has been most productive last year and this year.


bsk wrote:
> 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.
> Ranchmama
> Okie zone 7a
> *************
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Shirley" <>
> >
> > Good thing we like to grow veggies, put them up and then eat them, this
> years
> > crop is great. All except tomatoes, got too hot, too quick this year. The
> maters
> > 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
> until
> > January.
> > George
> >
> >