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Re: Hot

I've tried several kinds of germinating mix and I like GS the best.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Hot

> Too hot after about 10 AM today to do much outside. 87 now [1:30 or 
> so]. My New York neighbor has a bitter orange that hangs over my fence, 
> and I did manage to get a lot of the hang-over lopped off while it was 
> still pleasant out.
> So right now I'm sitting inside, air on, sipping a little white wine, 
> and trying to figure out where to plant a tree given to us by the 
> parents of one of Ms. Fatma's students. It's a cherimoya they raised 
> from seed. It makes the fourth Annonaceae in our collection [two sugar 
> apples and an atemoya]; the only other one I would like to add is the 
> native paw-paw, but doubt if we can give it the chill hours it needs to 
> be happy.
> All of the vegetable seeds I've planted are up except for the pigeon 
> peas. They were old seeds, so I may be out of luck until I get some new 
> ones. And two of the three Palestine lime seeds I planted are up. 
> Palestine lime is a citrus from--where else?--the Middle East. Reported 
> to be quite popular in Israel. It produces limes that are sweet rather 
> than tart but otherwise quite limey in flavor. Now if I can just get 
> the babies to grow for me, I'll be very happy. Incidentally, it took 
> only 11 days for them to germinate--outdoors, in the lathhouse, under 
> mist; medium was Gardener's Supply germinating mix.
> 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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