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Garden is weird this year

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Afternoon All,
I don't know if it's the furnace lik temps we have been having but my garden this year is acting very strange... usually bu this time the tomato plants are tall and bushy.. this year not even close. The cukes are usually running rampant.. this year not even close. Peppers are ok.. melons are ok. Squash plants are stunted.
Anybody else having a strange garden year?

deb

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I am..

Zucchini and Corn acting normal, Tomatoes and all pepper types are stunted. Cukes are slow as well..

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Thank goodness it's not my

Thank goodness it's not my imagination!!! WHat do you think it is YB?

deb

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I agree Deb, we've had a very

I agree Deb, we've had a very strange year. I've kept saying in my case it's because I needed a more sunny location. But it is in the same place as last year and everything has done poorly.

I think something strange is going on in our environment. I think I'm going over to the astrology or weather forums and see what they are talking about.

Good to see you on Deb!

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GF!!!! I have missed you!!!

GF!!!!
I have missed you!!! Been busy with the garden.. gettig ready forour daughter's wedding in less then 3 weeks an done of our fur children has been very sick.... but the garden REALLY Has me baffled.
Let me know what Astrology and Weather has to say ok?

Deb

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Slow growth, even in the greenhouse

My plants grew slow, even when they were getting started in the greenhouse.

I still think we'll get good crops of at least some things, my sister just harvested carrots, they sure look yummy! ;)

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well mine is like molassas

well mine is like molassas this year! the only thing that is doing well are my melons.. everything else is soooo S-L-O-W.

Deb

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beats me what the problem is.

My peppers should be 2 foot high and producing heavily, they are less than a foot tall and I may get a few small ones...

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Good years, better years, not so good years.

Debs, Every year is different in gardeing. This year because we had late frosts everything is late. But that's because the weather has returned to what was considered normal 10 years ago.
We used to get frosts up to 15th May but for the last few years never got a frost in April until this year. We are also having proper seasons not going from a warm fall into a wet winter and back into a warm spring. So the crops that are doing well are the native crops it is the imports that are suffering. Just give your crops time and they will always surprise you.
Sussexman

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Well their conceiving,

Well their conceiving, birthing and weaning babies over on the Astrology forum.

On the weather forum - global cooling coming, I do believe this is probably affecting the enviromnent.

Sussexman you are probably right on with native plant theory.

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WHO is conceiving, birthing

WHO is conceiving, birthing and weaning babies?

OK sigar... what is our winter going to be like?????

My daughter is getting married OUTSIDE on AUIGUST 6th.... IT's a 6pm wedding.. I Have a feeling I am going to melt.

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Same here

only reversed- Last year was a crappy year due to heat and drought; this year is fantastic due to mild temps and plenty rain. Not for me, I don't have a garden, but for my neighbor.

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So they are sharing their

So they are sharing their bounty?

If so - lucky you!

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Yep,

lucky me. Homegrown veggies and I don't haff to work for it.:bigsmile: Of course I'll pay my good neighbor back with a bottle or two of grape squeezins. ;)

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