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Starting to look bad
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Tom A    Posted 07-14-2003 at 06:01:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
for the garden this year.

Got a late start because of the wet wet spring and cool weather.

A few things are doing well (cabbage and, of course, the weeds) but most of my garden is about the worst I can remember. 1/2 the potatoes failed to come up, garlic seems to be rotting in the ground, eggplant is stunted and no fruit, same with the peppers. In general, very poor germination on the things I did get in the ground, and poor growth on the little that germinated.

oh well, guess there's lots of time to plan for a better next year.


Les    Posted 07-14-2003 at 06:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Look on the bright side, Tom. There won't be an of those useless eggplants and peppers to have to dispose of.

ha ha, some truth to that    Posted 07-14-2003 at 07:04:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last year I planted 25 bell pepper plants, got a ton of peppers and froze 'em. Still using them now. Took another ton to work, too.

This year I've planted a couple of plants from about 7 different varieties of pepper--some hot some mild. Probably overly-optimistic on my part to think I'll use them any more than I did last year.

I've never had too much eggplant, though!
tom a

Les    Posted 07-14-2003 at 07:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was being mostly facetious, Tom, but I never could see the appeal of peppers and eggplants. But then, I can't stand coffee either. Try explaining coffee to a visitor from outer space.
"Well, you see, we grow these things called beans. Well, they're not really beans but we call them that anyway. Then we pick the beans and roast them. Then we grind them up and strain hot water through them. Then we throw the beans away and drink the foul smelling water. It has no nutritional value but millions of people think that they can't function without it. Oh, by the way, it has a narcotic in it."

Hal/WA    Posted 07-15-2003 at 00:19:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Different strokes for different folks! I think the aroma of freshly ground or brewed coffee is one of the best I ever encounter. Tried to get the supermarket to put the coffee display and grinder across the aisle from the magazine rack. They wouldn't do it--said they figured they would never get me out of there.....

Seriously, a good cup of black coffee is one of my joys in life. And caffeine is not a narcotic, it is a legal, mild stimulant. Caffeine is somewhat addictive though. It has me, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

I also really like eggplant and most kinds of peppers. Have to be careful of the really hot ones, but most really add to some of the things I like to cook. And fried eggplant--MMMMMMMMM.

'coffee' is like 'faith'    Posted 07-14-2003 at 07:29:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
you either "get it" or you don't...something that can't be explained, I guess. Peppers and eggplants must be the same way.

I, for one, don't get summer squash. Most folks plant it, then spend lots of time trying to pawn it all off on the neighbors, friends, food banks and the like.


Cindi    Posted 07-14-2003 at 07:20:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now green bell peppers will definatley be grown in my hot house this year if I ever get it built. I noticed last year around February they were getting over two dollars apiece for them at all the grocery stores.

Clod    Posted 07-14-2003 at 06:04:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Human planning and the course of nature may take out on diffrent buses to diffrent destinations.

Salmoneye    Posted 07-14-2003 at 06:03:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
We can't even get into the garden till the first of June or so due to poor choice of placement...New plots are NOT on top of a spring...

Garden never needs watering though...Late start always, but usually catches up...

Sorry about your predicament!

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