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Re: Chile Harvest Peaks with Autumnal Equinox

I misspelled Hatch!

Re: Chile Harvest Peaks with Autumnal Equinox

Lucky you! One of my favorite memories from our RVing days was taking a "shortcut" from I-25 through Hatc, NM to Deming. We we got off the interstate and quickly realized it was the weekend when the chilies were sold! They were lying out on everyone's lawns; people were walking around buying their supply for the winter.
Only in the Land of Enchantment-New Mexico!

Re: How to Grow Great Gooseberries

I could be wrong as its a long time since I lived in the Adirondacks (a large mountainous area in upstate New York) but I believe gooseberries are banned there because the serve as a host plant for pine blister rust. This fungal disease kills pine trees but it doesn't go from pine tree to pine tree but from tree to gooseberry or a current bush and then on to a pine tree. Since pine trees are big business in the Adirondacks everything is done to prevent this. You might want to check this out if you live in that area and are thinking about raising gooseberries or currents.

Re: 2010 Tomato Roundup

I had a very good year for tomatoes here in central NY. Enough rain and warm weather. I no longer raise my own plants but buy one of each variety that I want. Tried Big Beef this year for the first time and was very pleased. Not real prolific but is a great tomato for sandwiches. Very meaty and flavorful. Also had scads of Juliet and sweet 100's! I dry the Juliets, they're wonderful that way. Had several heirloom tomatoes which were also good just not as sweet as most of the hybrids. I don't plan to have Jet Star next year as they weren't big producers.