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RE: Weekend

What bounty!!  I've been eating brussel sprouts and broccoli from our fall
garden...winter wasn't cold enough to do them in.  Forsythia, daffodils,
Lenten rose are all blooming.  Birds are mating.  Spring is definitely here
in our area.
Zone 7 ETN Bonnie

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/3/2006 5:57:36 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Weekend
> We're looking forward to this weekend. Weather is forecast to be mid to 
> high 70s, 20 percent chance of rain, on-shore breezes in the 5 mph to 
> 10 mph range. And we have a whole pile of residual chores to take care 
> of.
> I loaded up the dehydrator with papaya this morning, but there will be 
> another 5 or 6 pound fruit to deal with by Sunday. And we'll need to 
> start canning tomatoes, too [they're piling up on the kitchen counter 
> now].
> Some of the fruit trees--especially the sugar apples and the 
> loquats--need to be pruned. If we pick the ripe fruit from the pruned 
> loquat tree limbs, we'll be forced to bake a cobbler or two [waste not, 
> want not]. The sugar apple is neither blooming nor producing at the 
> moment, so pruning it will be routine.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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