Re: [gardeners] Wednesday in the garden

George Shirley (
Thu, 05 Jun 2003 08:27:19 -0500

We had an unusually cool and dry spring so we were late getting a lot of 
things in the ground. By the time I could take the tomatoes out of the 
greenhouse to plant in the garden they were two feet tall and blooming. 
Of course after being transplanted they dropped their blooms and had to 
start over. You can't outguess Mother Nature I reckon.


Anne Green wrote:
> George,
> You are much farther behind us this year than normal.  In the past you
> have beaten us to the tomatoes.  We had our first BLT made with
> homegrown tomatoes sometime in April.  Guess protecting that one plant
> from frost all winter netted us some really early fruits.  Course, the
> rest of the tomato plants have also been prolific.  I have 5 toms
> sitting on the sink waiting for that last little pink on the shoulders
> to turn red.  If I leave them outside to do that we end up sharing them
> with the squirrels.  As for that, for every tomato we have brought
> inside one has gone over the fence, into the woods, as the birds or the
> squirrels have been tasting them and the bugs moved in.  
> I didn't plant any other veggies this spring.  I am looking forward to
> more time come this fall, and plan to get out there and do the rest.  I
> miss fresh green beans from my own garden.  
> Anne in FL