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RE: Extremes

I've decided to move my pea planting to early January...if next year
follows this one, the warm weather in March should produce some fruit.

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11

> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/30/2007 3:25:22 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Extremes
> In March, it was 90 degrees for a week and a half. Mid-April, two nights
> of hard frost. This weekend, back to 90 degrees again. How's a girl
> supposed to grow veggies? This is very frustrating. My pea plants are
> just starting to get flower buds, if it doesn't cool off any peas that
> do fruit will not be worth picking.
> I am getting around better so I tottered into the garden this weekend.
> My husband planted the rest of the tomatoes, what a guy. I discovered if
> I sit in one of the chairs from the card table, I can sort of lean over
> sideways and pull weeds with one hand. The funny part was that the front
> legs of the chair start sinking in the soft soil (the back legs have a
> horizontal support at the ground) so I had to be careful or the thing
> would tilt too far and I couldn't get up.
> Anyway I weeded the beans - what is left of the beans after that frost -
> and replanted by standing up and rolling the bean seeds down a length of
> PVC. Actually I was fairly pleased with myself, I also got a new patch
> of corn planted the same way. Had to have husband lay out the hose
> though. I was very surprised to see green shoots appearing where the
> eggplant froze to the ground, I didn't think those would come back - the
> tomatoes that froze didn't. Onions are doing great, there is lettuce
> underneath all the weeds, and I actually have a pretty good cilantro
> crop - just need to harvest it before the heat makes it bolt. Not being
> able to bend much is mostly inconvenient; I can't weed, but oh dear, I
> can't load the dishwasher either. :-)
> Husband was invited to go riding with my sister on Sunday so off they
> went (sniff). I discovered that my air chair - it hangs from the
> sycamore - is surprisingly the most comfortable thing we have for me to
> sit in. So I sat under the tree in the shade and read most of the day,
> ignoring that mental itch about how nothing was getting done.  It wasn't
> so bad y'know?
> Cyndi
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