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Re: peppers/what's everyone ordering?


> the snow melt helped too.
Oh, yeah. Snow Melt.  I know how that goes.  Raging rivers swollen with snow
melt.  Sand bag crews.  People sitting on their roofs until the fire dept
can get a boat out to rescue them (The Natl Guard are all outa town)
Complete city parks under water for days on end.
Good luck to you!

Kitty
Gee I wonder if W ever rescued anybody from snow melt?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?


> Fortunately most of the 3" was gone by this morning.
> Finally quit watering 2 weeks ago when we got 2" of rain and I decided
that would just have to do.  All the snow melt helped too.
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:30:00 -0500
>
> >So you're doing all this in that 2 feet of snow you just got? ;+)
> >Did you ever get a break from watering?
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >----- Original Message ----- 
> >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 3:38 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >
> >
> >> Libby dear, we don't ask why you garden - we KNOW why.  You do it
because
> >you must - just like we do!
> >> You must have clay also, using a mattock.  I have a smaller one hand
> >version I use to put in new beds.
> >> Will be doing Tony's bed over the next couple of weeks. Just got done
> >> pruning roses, Russian sage and caryopteris shrubs. Shifting into high
> >> gear now until December. Oh well, at least I'm not idle long enough to
> >> get out of shape completely!!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >> From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2004 13:23:27 -0500
> >>
> >> >Yup, it would be the beginning of October, and, mostly because of work
> >and
> >> >work-related travel, plus some other weekend activities through
summer, I
> >> >rarely make it.  Amazing how well they manage to do since I usually
don't
> >> >get them off to the best start in a timely fashion.  Last year I only
had
> >1
> >> >left unplanted - sadly, that was a major accomplishment!  (It's
> >> >overwintering in the garage, repotted.)  You wouldn't think 40 or so
> >plants,
> >> >plus a bunch of seed-started annuals,  would be that tough to get
> >planted,
> >> >but I have to create the garden beds as I go for most of them, except
the
> >> >annuals.  So it takes me much longer than you might otherwise think -
and
> >> >than I like!  Mattock (cross between a pickax and an axe) is my
most-used
> >> >"gardening" tool.
> >> >
> >> >Occasionally I have managed to get a bed started the previous fall.
Most
> >> >often not.  Time just flies by too fast.  I probably will be skidding
> >> >broadside at the end of my journey, and most likely be 5 minutes late
to
> >> >boot ;-)   Speaking of which, great poem, zem!
> >> >
> >> >DH wonders why I bother gardening since I don't have a lot of time for
> >it.
> >> >I am thankful this group will never ask that question.  As to the
other
> >> >question of why I acquire plants I don't know if I'll be able to plant
> >when
> >> >I should, well, I can't plant what I don't have, so this gives me
goals,
> >and
> >> >gets me small steps closer to what I want the yard to be.
> >> >
> >> >So, long explanation for a remark that was mostly teasing myself.
> >> >
> >> >I didn't realize Seed Savers Exchange dealt in plants also?
> >> >
> >> >Libby
> >> >MD zone 6
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 11:52 AM
> >> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> > okay, my mind is not translating acronyms this morning.  SSE?
> >> >> maybe:
> >> >> Seed Savers Exchange ?
> >> >>
> >> >> > The real question is if I receive them in April/May, can I get
> >> >everything
> >> >> in
> >> >> > the ground before frost. My goal is by July this year.
> >> >> In the ground before frost?  That would be something like October,
> >> >wouldn't
> >> >> it?  Surely you can manage that.
> >> >>
> >> >> Kitty
> >> >>
> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >> From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> >> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 10:36 AM
> >> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> > okay, my mind is not translating acronyms this morning.  SSE?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I'm putting together seed orders for JL Hudson and Pinetree -
> >vegetables
> >> >> and
> >> >> > flowers.  Finished my awfully long wishlist yesterday, need to
narrow
> >it
> >> >> > down to something a tad more practical today.  I ordered some
plants
> >> >last
> >> >> > month from Crownsville and Bluestone for the butterfly/hummer/bee
> >> >garden.
> >> >> > In fact it's a good thing you all reminded me, because I need to
save
> >> >the
> >> >> > space I had in mind for these guys.
> >> >> > From Bluestone (online ordering is too easy, especially when stuff
is
> >on
> >> >> > sale!):
> >> >> > Syringa meyeri Palibin,
> >> >> > Weigela Aurea,
> >> >> > Lavander Lady,
> >> >> > Kniphofia uvaria Flamenco,
> >> >> > Aster Frikartii Wonder of  Staffia,
> >> >> > Lonerica japonica Purpurea,
> >> >> > and a couple of mums.
> >> >> > From Crownsville, a couple more Achilleas, Astilbe (which I've
never
> >> >grown
> >> >> > and didn't even like until I saw some beauties last summer - I'm
> >going
> >> >to
> >> >> > try a little grouping of 'Etna', 'Peach Blossom', and 'August
Light'
> >to
> >> >> see
> >> >> > if I can grow them and when the varieties bloom), another nepeta,
> >> >Heuchera
> >> >> > 'Raspberry Ice' (thank you list for that discussion), Lantana
'Miss
> >> >Huff',
> >> >> > phlox, and a couple salvias.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The real question is if I receive them in April/May, can I get
> >> >everything
> >> >> in
> >> >> > the ground before frost. My goal is by July this year.  I'm not
> >> >currently
> >> >> > having to be on the road for work, so we'll see!
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Much of the snow and ice is gone here thanks to a few days in the
> >40s -
> >> >> > light snow forecast for midweek though.  We'll see about that,
too!
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Libby
> >> >> > MD zone 6
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > several different phlox.
> >> >> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >> > From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> > Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 8:19 PM
> >> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > > I do have lots of local sources but they don't have the heirloom
> >> >> > > varieties I need and the seed starting is not a sure thing. For
15
> >> >bucks
> >> >> > > - I can have what I want, when I want it. The locals have the
> >standard
> >> >> > > peppers that quit producing in July & Auguust because of the
heat.
> >> >These
> >> >> > > Italiam heirlooms produce non-stop. And the one smaller Polish
> >> >heirloom
> >> >> > > produces incredible amounts of pppers, even in big pots! I can't
> >> >afford
> >> >> > > to water things that don't produce for two months. The Quadrato
> >Asti
> >> >> > > Giallos, Jimmy Nardellos and Buran peppers produce - even when
it's
> >in
> >> >> > > the 90's and 100's every day. That is what I need here.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > they are fantastic!!
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >> >> > > From: Cersgarden@aol.com
> >> >> > > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> >> > > Date:  Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:59:08 EST
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > >In a message dated 2/12/04 7:58:38 PM,
gardenqueen@gbronline.com
> >> >> writes:
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > ><< Well I ordered my pepper transplants from SSE today. >>
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > >Pam, don't you have garden centers near that you can purchase
> >plants
> >> >> from
> >> >> > > >avoiding shipping.  Also, peppers are very easy to start from
seed
> >> >> which
> >> >> > I will
> >> >> > > >do but I will not start them till March.
> >> >> > > >    I only order plant material that is not available locally
due
> >to
> >> >> the
> >> >> > cost.
> >> >> > > >        Ceres
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > >
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> >> >> > > --
> >> >> > > Pam Evans
> >> >> > > Kemp TX/zone 8A
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
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