RE: [tomato] Tomatoes

Orchid (
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 19:25:49 -0400

Thomas,I have outlook 98 and it is in the "Enriched Text Mode".  Previously
it was in "word mode".  I also have the choice of "plain text" & "HTML".
That message was sent with different colored fonts, with center formatting.
Perhaps some email programs, or the server sent it as a separate attachment.
Either way, I understand the caution for opening attachments.  I use Norton
5.0 antivirus, updated weekly, and a second shareware virus program,
"F-prot" runs all the time.  I'm pretty well protected so I don't import or
export any viruses.

Speaking as such, anyone know any pro's and con's using pine straw or
cypress mulch in the tomato garden?  I remember seeing once that certain
mulches either added to the nutrient composition of the soil, while other's
supposedly depleted the soil (nitrogen I think).  I will be mulching shortly
for the South Florida Fall growing season.

I'm going to ask a stupid question.  Do you think that it advantagous to buy
earthworms and add it to a tomato garden to supplement the ones already
there?  Are the earthworms sold by the bait stores the same beneficial worms
that we use in the garden?  I was thinking (probably after I had a few
drinks) of buying a few dozen earthworms, cutting them in half, and adding
them to the mulched garden.  I figured, the more the merrier.  I TOLD YOU IT

Pete, Zone 10, South Florida

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Thomas Giannou
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 4:37 PM
Subject: [tomato] Tomatoes

Dear Pete,

I don't know where people got the idea you sent an attachment with your
e-mail.  I detected no attachment with the message below.  What mail
software are you using?

I'd like to be eating tomatoes.  Mine are still quite green.  My pepper
plants have really gone nuts this year.  They are producing like I've never
seen before.  Too bad I'm somewhat limited in eating the hot ones.  The
green chili peppers are nice and tasty.  I think I'll dig up the hot pepper
plant and move it to a 5 gallon bucket and do the same with one of the green
chili pepper plants.  I may even try pruning back the sweet 100 outside and
moving that plant to a bucket.  I'd like to have all of those growing inside
this winter.... provided my wife doesn't object too much.  So far, the only
ripe tomatoes I've had are from the Sweet 100 growing inside.  They have
been nice and tasty.  The neighbors have had a few small ripe early girl
tomatoes.  This has been one of the worst years I've seen in the past 20
years for tomatoes in our location.

Thomas Giannou
Spokane, Washington

----- Original Message -----
From: Orchid <>
To: Tomato Discussion Group <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 7:52 AM

> Hello?
> Anyone Home?
> Anybody from the tomato list around?  It's sure been quiet here.  Are you
> guys too busy eating your tomatoes?  Let's see some wild tomato talk!!
> Pete, South Florida, Zone 10