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RE: Weather

Rita? CRAP! Why did I have to pick this time of year to move? And it's been
hot as blue blazes here as well. 90's and humid. ICK! I am SO looking
forward to Illinois. 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/18/2005 2:39:13 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Weather
> This past week has sure been one of crappy weather. Hot and hazy. I 
> guess it's tropical depression 18 [can you believe it? TD 18! but of 
> course there's no proof of tropical warming, spake the Great God 
> Exxon-Mobile, and all the rapacious oil and coal companies and their 
> political toadies nodded and said "Amen"].
> Daylight savings doesn't help. The sun doesn't come up these days until 
> nearly 7:20 AM, then the haze keeps it in a kind of superheated 
> twilight until mid-afternoon.
> Have to say, however, that Ms. Fatma's Caribbean Red papaya seems to 
> like this weather. It now has seven fruits in various stages of 
> development and more setting daily. This is an amazing tree. It was 
> less than a foot tall when we planted it in late spring; it's now at 
> least 6 feet tall and flowering and fruiting like mad. Makes me wonder 
> if it couldn't be grown as an annual in a few zones north of here. 
> Maybe Holli, even, could add one to her tropical garden; it's also an 
> attractive tropical plant.
> 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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