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RE: Windy weekend
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: Windy weekend
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:39:49 -0700

I should go out there with my thermometer and see what I get, I've never
looked before. I am usually trying to push the season because we will
start getting above 90F by mid-June. A lot of my vegetable crops have a
really short window between the time they set fruit until it's too hot
to pollinate. Melons, peppers, squash do fine in the heat but the beans,
tomatoes, and corn have to be ready to start flowering by mid-May. And I
never plan on having lettuce, spinach or peas past May. 
Too bad we don't like okra. That and eggplant do pretty well in high
heat. I like eggplant in limited quantities but husband won't eat it at
all.

Cyndi 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of BONNIE_HOLMES
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:44 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Windy weekend

I always wait until soil temperatures are 50B0+ before planting outside.
Have
better crops and healthier plants than when early planting.

Bonnie
ETN Zone 7

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI Johnson"
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 11:38:50 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [CHAT] Windy weekend

So once again, my little bit of California had decent weather most of
the work week which degraded into windy and cold for the weekend. Argh.
I did plant some tomatoes, they are getting big enough I don't want to
hold them in the greenhouse much longer. Figured with enough mulch and
the wall-o-water protectors it would be okay as we are probably not
going to get more frost. So far so good although I didn't have enough
protectors. I swear I ordered more this winter but maybe I dreamed it.
Anyway there remains in the greenhouse six plants plus a few spares, and
the peppers and the ornamentals are still in there as well. I moved the
big pots out to the patio but I didn't realize how much the geraniums
had grown over the winter. I used a few words trying to maneuver them
out the door without breaking too much off. Then after I had wrestled
the first one out and finally got it positioned I looked down and there
was a black widow spider the size of a half-dollar crawling out of the
pot!
I bought a flat of gazania for the area I cleared out front. It's never
been my favorite plant but it's tough and drought tolerant, and with a
little water it blooms all summer, those are good qualities. It just
looks sort of untidy to me, but maybe that's because I usually see it
along the freeways and in parking lots. If I hate it I can rip it out. I
am still trying to come up with stuff that will work in that half-shady
but dry area. Fine Gardening had a couple pages of suggestions in their
last issue and I'm trying to decide what to get.
What did you do over the weekend?

Cyndi

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    • Windy weekend
      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
    • Re: Windy weekend
      • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>

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