[gardeners] Thursday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 24 Apr 2003 17:03:44 -0500

Harvested, cleaned, and dehydrated epazote, leaf celery, and flat leaf
parsley today, 2 trays each all told. Currently have 3 trays of
pineapple rings dehydrating, sure smells good.

Chiles are making, got baby chiles on several plants, and the tomatoes
are starting to bloom. Radishes, lettuce, green beans, brown crowder
peas, cukes, are starting to break the soil so it won't be long there
either. I do love spring gardening and the subsequent harvest.

Whacked the giant rosemary bush back by at least three-fourths, now
under control and we found a number of pottable starts down at the
bottom. Had to dig up a lot of oregano so went ahead and potted that
stuff too. Friend is having a plant sale soon and we'll probably put the
starts in that, helps pay for potting soil and fertilizer.

Miz Anne found an ancient artifact buried deep in the side garden today,
a huge chunk of concrete from when there was a wooden fence on that side
of the yard about 25 years ago. We like to have never got that thing out
of the hole. Finally my forgotten engineering skills resurfaced, made a
temporary wooden crane and hoisted it out with some rope. Thing must
have taken a half yard of concrete to get that big.

Got a side of ribs on the grill as I type, suspect the lady of the house
is going to be very hungry. She went out about daylight and hasn't come
in yet, just a grinning and a gardening.

Life is good.