Slight weather reprieve. A little warm spell and some rain. Peppers are
still trying. Tomatoes, except cherry have given up. Egg plants stunted
and getting rough spots on their skins. Only the herbs are still hanging in
there, and my favorite garlic chive is depressingly limp.
Oh dark winter, I guess you are on the way. Sigh. I guess it's time to get
out the seed catalogs and dream of spring.
I love this newsgroup even if I don't post much.
Happy holiday season.
My chard seems to be hitting it's stride now that the bugs are gone
and the birds aren't eating the stems. Peppers will put out through
the winter, pretty much. Tomatoes got wilt and died about two months
back. The herbs seem to be enjoying the rain, so far.
Interesting chard... I bought Red Fordhook Giant and eventually
thinned it to three plants (how much chard can one person eat?). Now
that they're actually growing faster than I'm eating it, I notice that
these are three distinctly different types of chard. One looks like
Fordhook, one has very krinkly leaves, and the other are smoother,
like the Fordhook, but more ovate. All three are planted right next to
each other in the ground. None are red, and none are giant, as the
seed pack labeled them (unless a 16" tall plant is "giant"... but the
last time I grew Fordhook Giant, it was about three feet tall).
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