[Homestead] Big basil and other features of a hot climate
mmcharry at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 00:47:30 EST 2006
On 12/16/06, tonitime at juno.com <tonitime at juno.com> wrote:
> Even after 6 growing seasons in Kentucky, i will never get used to losing
> 90 days growing season and still suffer from ZDD (zone denial disorder!)
Lucky you didn't move to Illinois! I'm contemplating a tunnel starting
in the spring. Illinois spring weather has become increasingly erratic
-- and it was never all that predictable -- and we go from freezing
to 80 degrees, with more frost than warm weather until mid-May. The
only thing I worry about with tunnels is the wind.
> Peppers are another problem - a thing that i always took for granted, as
> in "Plant them, and they will show up" - the nice ripe reds, oranges, and
> yellows of peppers that have had enough sun, heat, and water to make the
> abundance we used to know.
Oh yes. The only local reliable source of ancho fresh peppers (and
they have the dried ones too) is Wal-Mart. The local groceries don't
have a clue, and I don't use fresh anchos often enough to encourage
them to keep them in stock. Naturally, all the Mexicans in the area go
to Wal-Mart, which also has a nice selection of other Mexican staples
like masa harina and cheeses.
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