[gardeners] Wednesday and not in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 07:55:33 -0600

Got up about 0500 this morning and it was very foggy. Got home from a
visit to a clients shop about 0730 and it started raining as soon as I
got out of the car. Don't reckon the ground will dry out for tilling
anytime soon but that's okay, checked the ground temp and it's still
well below 70F.

The seedlings under lights are growing straight and strong and I'm not
feeding them a very dilute solution of Miracle Gro every fourth or fifth
day. The small fan has been set up and blowing on the seedlings to
strengthen them also. The chiles look the best at the moment but the
eggplant are coming on strong, understandable as the eggplant were
started a week after the chiles.

The peach tree is starting to bloom and the mayhaw trees are setting
fruit. The loquat has plenty of fruit for such a small tree but it
doesn't seem to be getting any larger. Since I don't know much about
loquats I'm going to have to do some research.

Other than that the Shirley tribe are all doing well and life is good.