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Re: 4th weather/odds-ends


They started with the fireworks here on Wednesday, will probably continue
through the 20th.  Drives me and the cats crazy.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 4th weather/odds-ends


> Rain, I'm envious! People have been popping fireworks and such all day
> (illegal in town but the police are useless) which made for
> nerve-wracking day in the garden. Poor Sugar is a nervous wreck, I've
> got Vivaldi on for her now, it calms her down.
>
> Sounds like our heat has gravitated North - sorry about that. Hang in
> there, at least it doesn't last for months like it does here!!
>
>
> :-)
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Fri, 4 Jul 2003 21:48:28 -0500
>
> >We've had storms here from about 2pm on.  Raining again now at 9:30pm.
Not
> >much point in going to any fireworks.  Fortunately I spent some time this
am
> >on outside projects. Staked some more lilies, thank goodness, because the
> >winds and hail have been severe.  I built myself a potting bench.  Never
> >understood why potting benches are built so you have to stand.  I bought
one
> >of those bench kits that converts to a table.  Came out very well,
IIDSSM.
> >
> >I also picked up a huge cabinet for my home office, I guess actually an
> >armoire. 72x20x32, 3 drawers and 3 shelves in the upper doored section.
Got
> >such a deal!  After markdown, display discount, and coupon, only $65.
One
> >of the drawers needed to be redrilled as the screw holes were stripped.
> >Getting this thing home and then into the house and back to my study was
a
> >real trip, all the while the humidity was unbelievable.
> >
> >I actually watered some things late afternoon yesterday and this am,
> >because, even though I knew it would rain, you can't be sure it'll be
> >enough. and my beautiful Bluebird Hydrangea was drooping.  Couldn't wait.
> >Well, we've definitely received plenty of rain.  Temps were in the 90s,
> >feeling like 100, but the rain seems to be bringing it down.  Have been
> >quite thrilled about getting the new a/c.
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 5:53 PM
> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] tomatillos
> >
> >
> >> Theresa,
> >> How many plants do you have? Here is what I found listed:
> >>
> >> . . . and Tomatillos . . .
> >> We would really encourage people to try the tomatillos, which are
always
> >> a big success for us. In fact we get so many fruit we don't know what
to
> >> do with them all. The plants are productive and easy to grow, the small
> >> fruit in a papery husk are related to the tomato and are used
similarly.
> >> Tomatillos are usually used to make fresh salsas (with chilli, onion,
> >> tomato, fresh coriander & nacho chips -mmm!), but you can also add them
> >> to pasta sauces etc.
> >>
> >> Please note that if you want to save seed from your tomatillos (which
is
> >> very easy to do) you should grow only one variety, as they will cross.
> >> They are not self compatible (i.e. they need to be pollinated by pollen
> >> from another plant), so you do need to grow more than one plant to get
> >> fruit.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 20072 'Verde Pueblo' Tomatillo
> >> This tomatillo not only produces lots of large pale yellow-green fruit,
> >> but unusually, has a very mild skin and is nice to eat raw. Thus ideal
> >> for salsas (recipe included), but also makes a rich spaghetti sauce.
> >>
> >> Sprawling type. Pale green fruit, good flavour.
> >> #1.50 - 30 seeds
> >>
> >> snipped from: www.vidaverde.co.uk/ tomatoes.html
> >>
> >> My tomatoes are still small and green..... darn....
> >>
> >> Donna
> >> Who is heading to see the fireworks and wondering why we have to go
> >> there three hours early to get a good seat- duh- they are in the
> >> sky!.... It is so darn hot and humid out, had to come home and shower
to
> >> cool off after the bbq.....thankfully my a/c is working! Local news
says
> >> it feels like a 101degrees... Isn't this Pam's weather-- why is it in
> >> Northern Illinois?!?
> >>
> >> > Hi all-
> >> >
> >> > I have a wonderful tomatillo plant growing this year- the think is
> >> huge, I
> >> > keep pruning it on one side, so that it doesn't completely engulf my
> >> > habanero peppers.  The problem is, it has zillions of flowers on in-
> >> but
> >> > has
> >> > yet to make one fruit.  Any idea why???  This is the first year I've
> >> grown
> >> > these.
> >> >
> >> > Theresa
> >> >
> >> > P.S.  I've been eating cherry tomatos for a few weeks, but today I
ate
> >> my
> >> > first full sized tomato from the garden.  I love summer!!!  Oh, and
> >> the
> >> > tomato seed Jim Singer sent me (some kind of Mexican variety as I
> >> recall)
> >> > are really good!
> >>
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