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Re: First Zucchini!

I'm astounded no one wants your bees.  Truly!   Wish you could leave some
zucchini in our break room.  Oh well, my boss is growing some this year, so
maybe I'll snag a few.  I just don't have the room.

On 6/16/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> I picked my first zucchinis this weekend.  Ah, these few glorious days
> when there are just enough zucchini!  Soon I'll be tiptoeing around
> work, leaving them in break rooms and dropping bags on people's desks.
> I pulled out the dead pea plants and rearranged the hose to give more
> water for the cucumbers I had in that same bed. We'll see how they do,
> that "leaky hose" is pretty old and isn't leaking very well. I might
> have to buy a new one.  I weeded the bed with the chile peppers, they're
> looking pretty good although I am not positive I still have the habanero
> plants, seems like there are more gaps than I remember.  Tomato plants
> have little tomatoes on them, and the beans are flowering - hopefully it
> won't get too hot before we get some beans.  I have volunteer basil in
> the bean patch too, first time I've ever gotten volunteer basil.  The
> volunteer herbs make me happy, I have cilantro, dill and now basil just
> popping up in spots.
> In the dry garden, the native salvia is hitting its peak, desert willow
> and silk trees are covered in blossom but everything else is fading
> fast. I think I should shear back the salvia greggii, there's lots of
> twiggy stuff on it and not that many flowers.
> We won't talk about the rest of the front yard. :-(
> I still haven't called anyone about our bees...they're not really
> bothering anything (yet) so it's easy to forget. Where we take our
> riding lesson they have a wild hive too, I mentioned it and the guy said
> he did try calling and no one wants them - they are afraid of the
> African bees. When we went cherry-picking the grower was complaining
> very loudly about the cost of renting bees but when I told him he could
> have mine free you'd have thought I was offering the plague. I was
> watching a PBS show on the disappearing bees last night and with all
> this trouble it's hard to believe I won't be able to find anyone who
> wants my non-aggressive wild bees.  I gotta make the calls first, unless
> I hear it firsthand I don't know for sure.
> Cyndi
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      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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