[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 13:39:24 -0500

I'm sitting here nursing a sore throat and sinus drainage while
listening to a little Omar Khorshid belly dance music. Miz Anne is out
in the garden finishing up planting the fall garden. Putting in broccoli
and cabbage plants, green beans, carrots, and lettuce. The spring
planted tomatoes have greened up again and are blooming and setting new
fruit. If we don't get a freeze before mid-November (not likely here) we
should have more fresh tomatoes. The Big Bertha bell peppers are loaded
with small, medium, and large peppers. These plants came from Bonnie
Farms via our local feed store and have certainly been prolific. In
addition some late planted bells are coming along nicely now.

I do need to get out there and Round Up the raspberries, boysenberries
and sunchokes or I'm never going to get rid of them. I'm going to
replace them with some upright blackberries developed by the ag
colleges. Friend is growing, I believe, Arapaho blackberries and they
are beautiful and produce well. The large mayhaw tree is just a trunk
now and I will cut it down the rest of the way when I feel better. The
smaller one will take no time at all to get rid of. Once they're out I'm
going to move my loquat tree over there and, maybe, just maybe, buy a
satsuma to see if I've outlived my trick of killing them after I plant

We've taken one of the "ornamental" cedars out in the front but the
other has got to go. No more cedar trees for us. I may save this one
until Christmas as it would make a good Christmas tree.

I have some skirt steak marinating in beer and herbs at the moment and
with several sliced and grilled peppers and a couple of onions we will
have fajitas for supper tonight. Reckon I had better go get a half dozen
of those saddle blanket size flour tortillas out of the freezer.

Life is good.