Re: [gardeners] new to group

George Shirley (
Sat, 23 Feb 2002 08:17:09 -0600

I live in Sulphur, LA and our climate is similar, well, exactly like, the upper Texas Gulf Coast.
We're already planting some things in spite of a light frost this morning. We'll be yanking the
winter veggies out today or tomorrow as they have played out, all but the lettuce. Most usually we
can plant 12 months of the year.

I'm familiar with your climate as I have long-term friends in San Antonio and used to hunt around
that area 30 years ago. We also grow the same veggies you do plus a few others. We like swiss chard
and it does well here in the early spring and in the fall, eggplant does well in the summer and all
the chiles do well. I plant about 8 to 10 varieties of chiles (peppers) each year as I blend them to
make my own hot sauce.

George wrote:
> Thanks.
> I grow veggies mostly.  I like to grow tomatoes, okra, beans, squash,
> jalapenos and a few corn plants.  I usually try a plant or two of a new
> veggie but so far those are the good producers here.  Pretty soon it'll be
> time to plant here.  In another week or two.
> When do you plant your summer veggies?
> CB
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Shirley" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 7:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] new to group
> > Welcome CB, you'll find this list sort of quiet but lots of good folks out
> there. What do you grow,
> > flowers, veggies? I'm the listowner, George Shirley, and Miz Anne, my DW,
> and I grow vegetables,
> > flowers, fruit trees, berries, and my favorite, culinary herbs. I'm just
> starting to get into
> > learning about medicinal herbs.
> >
> > Again, welcome to Gardeners.
> >
> > George
> >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >    I just wanted to say hello.  I'm new to the group.  I love vegtable
> > > gardening.  I live in San Antonio Texas.  Where most of the year is
> summer.
> > >
> > > CB
> >