[gardeners] Friday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 23 May 2003 11:37:25 -0500

Finished getting the netting up on the metal posts this morning. Now the
cukes and the crowders have a place to climb. The cukes are making and
have tiny fruit on them. The tomatoes are covered in small fruit and I'm
amazed at that grape tomato freebie. Looks like a grape vine with all
the fruit it has on it. Picked a half dozen Longhorn chiles and one
lonely NewMex too. Think I'll have them with my supper tonight, making
subs for Miz Anne and I. Using some lovely smoked Virginia ham, sliced
provolone, lettuce from the garden, chiles of course, and sweet pickles
from last year plus some sliced black olives. On a whole wheat sub bun
of course. Miz Anne has to eat and go as she has the "Downtown at
Sundown" gig again tonight. Every Friday evening for a month the Arts
and Humanities Council sponsors a live band and booths for artists in
the Downtown Merchants parking lot in Lake Charles, LA. Lots of folks
rent booths for food and beverages and there's about a three-hour block
party. Miz Anne sells a few small paintings, the occasional large one,
and gets lots of good publicity for her art plus she listens to some
good local bands and watches lots of interesting people.

Sleepy and I stay home and keep the home fires burning as we're not much
on crowds, especially noisy ones.

Back to the garden, gotta dig the Elephant garlic and pull the scallions
to make sets for this fall. Also have tent caterpillars in the persimmon
tree and reckon I'm going to have to spray them as tearing the webs up
does'nt help as the birds don't show any interest in them. Dad used to
burn them out of the pecan trees but I'm not going to do that.

Life is good.

George and Sleepy