Last updated 9/13/2007 at Noon

That was one spicy “hot-a” spell. Good thing we hesitated to plant before it occurred. Most things would have been fried. My tomatoes suffered, my peppers suffered and my wallet suffered from the water bill.

Hopefully, the extreme heat spells are over. Just to be safe we are going to start the fall/winter garden with the hardiest: chard, collards and kale. These three represent the healthiest of the healthiest we can grow and can take a little heat if it does happen again.

Collards: the song of the South. The Celtics brought back this whole family of plants to Europe in 600 BC. Non-he...

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