tvoivozd at infionline.net
Sat Nov 13 19:47:45 EST 2004
Gene GeRue wrote:
>> It's so tempting to stretch your climate to the limits in search of
>> delicacies, but I'd rather grow stuff that's easily acclimated to my
>> and can thrive on it's own-
> I look forward to an attached greenhouse where I will experiment.
> About the only caution I take is that I think a person's health is
> somehow tied to their place and it is most healthful to eat the
> products of that place.
> tvoivozhd---think about all the little shacks set over a spring, or
> just beyond the point where the spring emerges, that old-time small
> dairy farmers used to cool their milk. While they do cool things,
> they also warm up things to near-water temperature in winter. We have
> big springs, but one huge one that I idly thought about building a
> greenhouse over---it would be easy to grow mangoes, avocadoes,
> banananas and papayas inside---might not bear fruit in winter, but
> sure would in the summer, even in the Roanoke latitude---and would
> grow day-neutral strawberries year-around.
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