RE: Tobacco - Container Gardening/An Irrelevant Historical Tangent/Moss Transplantation Question
It is Monday after all, and I figure that some of you may have thought that
I have finally lost it after all of that composting in Mid-town Manhattan.
For those of you who did not recognize the reference to MOVE ( only the
elderly would , I'm afraid ) in my Tobacco epistle let me give it to you
MOVE is a Pennsylvania radical group that experienced an un-lovely police
assault on May 13, 1985 which included a bomb dropping helicopter. This
bombing caused the affected building to burn as well as a portion of the low
income area in which the MOVE headquarters was located. This practice is
sometimes referred to as "Urban Renewal by Air-Strike." I do not know if
community gardens were later built on this site.
I've included a link for those who wish to read a left-slanted version of
Now For the ACGA listserve relevant question:
I like mossy rocks as a gardening effect. We get plenty of velvet textured
moss between our bricks which I have tried to transplant to rocks in our
rear Shade/Rock Garden and to the rock border of one of our decorative
flower beds. The Moss has only worked out once for me. I know that painting
the rocks with buttermilk can promote moss growth along with urea ( as we
are a NYC park, another traditional method of of urea distribution is
strictly prohibited.) Do the master gardeners of this listserve have any
> From: John Verin [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 11:48 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [cg] Tobacco - Container Gardening
> > Pennsylvania, as you probably know, has a rather extensive
> > tobacco industry
> > which produces Italian style, dry, dark cigars, of which the Di Nobili
> > brand is the best known. I recall that this cigar was produced in the
> > Scranton area.
> > This sort of dark, strong cigar is a favorite among NYC homicide
> > detectives
> > because it is cheap, can be kept in your jacket pocket for months
> > without it
> > going stale, and most importantly: when you have to spend time in an
> > with a corpse, its' aroma covers up some of the cookie losing stench.
> Fellow community gardeners: Note what gardening in NYC does to your brain,
> as exemplified by Adam's preceding prose.
> > Tobacco is a lovely plant with a distinctive leaf structure.
> > Please be sure
> > that if you are growing it on your roof, the neighbors do not confuse it
> > with another plant that people chop up, roll and smoke. This could
> > precipitate a visit from officialdom. As Philadelphia is a city which
> > been known to engage in Urban renewal by Air Strike ( re: MOVE)
> > this may be
> > a matter for concern to you.
> Fellow community gardeners: Here in Philly we counter these air strikes by
> gathering free manure from local stables and launching it at our attackers
> from low-tech, high power catapults made from abandoned car parts (seat
> springs, chasis, wheels, etc.) The Mayor's attempt to remove these
> cars is NOT to make good by reducing blight, but to take away our defense
> resources. Anyway, covering the windshield's of attacking air craft causes
> them to crash. City Hall Assassin Squad (CHASS) corpses are promptly
> composted in plots and the following season tobacco is grown, then sold to
> NYC detectives. Ah, the cycles of nature.
> Pour se garder sain d'esprit, il faut deconner de temps en temps.
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