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RE: Re: list down again and garden question in the meantime


If I still lived in Maryland I'd deliver some to you, but then- it would
have to be in spring not winter!

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Marge Talt
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:24 PM
To: Theresa- yahoo; GardenChat
Subject: [CHAT] Re: list down again and garden question in the meantime


Yup and got my confirmation message and sent that off, so should be
working..we shall see.

I think that you're wise to forego the cover crop idea.  Seems to me
it's really for large gardens or fields where it would be really hard
to keep them in mulch and manure to the extent needed, so that a
cover crop makes sense, rather than bare soil.  And you can enrich
your soil to the same extent by keeping a constant mulch and adding
stuff like manure, bloodmeal, cottonseed meal and other organic
fertilizers.  Peas are good nitrogen fixers...one of the main things
I miss about not growing veggies anymore is standing out in the
garden pigging out on sugar snap peas...Lordy! are they good right
off the vine!  Sigh.  So plant a row of those for me and munch
away:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
mtalt@hort.net
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> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>
> Marge- did you get the directions to sign onto the new list:
> Gardenchat@hort.net
>
> Also- thanks for the cover crop info-  I think I'll skip this idea-
i don't
> have a tiller and my timing isn't that great.  With my luck I'd
plow too
> late and have weeds for ever.  I think I'll just plant peas
everywhere- even
> if I can't eat them all or find trellises- they still will fix
nitrogen- and
> besides I have extra pea seeds.
> Theresa

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