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Re: Feels like summer

  • Subject: Re: Feels like summer
  • From: "Betsy Kelson" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 06:25:21 -0500

Well Cyndi,
        I have found that folks are just crazy for tomatoes and will do
anythng for them. This is the first year that we carried Topsy Turvy Tomato
planters(AS SEEN ON TV) Folks can buy them on QVC, at Home Depot, and at our
garden center. And at $15 a pop, we have had to do little to promote them.
        My sunday was not as pleasant as yours though. DH and I shoveled
away 31" of heavy snow on the driveway and in front of the garage. It only
took us 4 hours in the sun. It should be in the 60's here during the week.

Hang on Spring isn't over yet in the Rockies

evergreen co 31 degrees at 6am
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI"
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 5:26 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Feels like summer

> It was a very short while ago I was complaining about being cold.
> Someone turned up the thermostat, because now we're getting temps in the
> 90s. Ah spring, can't make up its mind what to do.
> Saturday we rode with a group we just joined, a longish ride through
> some hills to a local restaurant. Never been there before, very horsey
> area obviously since the place has several hitching rails outside.  Nice
> weather. Fewer wildflowers than I expected to see, it is already getting
> too dry for them. Ceanothus is in bloom though, I wish it would grow in
> my garden.
> Sunday was even hotter. I pulled the row cover off the peas and the bed
> of lettuce and spinach. Peas are looking pretty good. Lettuce and
> spinach, what's there looks good but the germination is spotty. I always
> wonder why I get the kinds of germination I do. I'll have one row where
> half of it doesn't germinate, other rows where every seed comes up, or
> spots maybe 12 inches long where there's nothing. I wonder if it's
> insects, ants maybe.
> I dithered about planting beans right up until the point where I opened
> the seed cabinet and discovered I have no bean seeds. Okay no beans.
> I'll fill out the beds with more tomato plants, I was only going to put
> in five but ten will be better.  Husband is experimenting with his
> tomato plants too, he's got a number of largish buckets and put drain
> holes in them and buried them. I think his idea is to fill them with
> dirt and that moisture-retaining crystal stuff, plant the tomatoes in
> them, and they will take less water than conventional planting. I think
> it won't work like he thinks but I'll watch with interest.
> I'll have roses in bloom within a week. Iris are starting, daffodils are
> gone, lilacs are almost gone, weeds are rampant.  I need time to pull
> weeds!
> Cyndi
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