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From: "Janet Lear" <>
Subject: Re: [trivvies] A garden
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 23:59:54 -0700
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Howie, this year will be the first time that I shalt not covert thy Scarlet
Runner Beans. I have a half barrel planted with six of 'the real deal'
which are my pride and joy! The heartiest one has already grown 42 inches,
with seven turns around a three quarter inch cane and is flowering
beautifully. Even if they fail to produce in this climate it is fun watch
them grow into familiar plants 'like Father used to make'. :-) The red
flowers will attract the humming birds anyway.
From sowing to harvest, there's nothing like a garden for encouraging
'positive thoughts'... You do have to pay a lot for your community garden
though. In the village 'Allotments' here, you can have a plot 30' x 15' for
about £2 a year. Not that I need one myself. My vegetable garden is at the
back of the house. And (not wanting to discourage you) we are a lot earlier
than you! I have a row of peas already a foot high, sprouts planted out,
I'm about to sow the first a row of beans...
Have you tried pieces of chicken wire pegged down over the lettuce and other
greens to discourage the bunnies? That works with cats here...
"A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot..."