Hows everyone Else's weather been affecting there gardens this year?
My cool season crops have been flourishing and my warm season crops are being slow to take off,,,,some of the peppers are even still coming up in the greenhouse even as we speak!
It's been down right cold here on some days, just the other day it was only around 40 deg F in the middle of the day!
Now it seems to be warmed up again and looks as if warm weather will hang around a while! :)
The cool weather, along with the rains we got have been helpful in battling the grasshoppers. :D
Most of my trees are growing very well now, and when I was checking on some of them I went wading in the pond, but hated to disrupt how crystal clear it was, until I found how warm it was even though of how cool it has been.
Some kind of air bubbles were coming up from a few spots in the bottom of the pond.
My straw bale garden with tomatoes is doing so-so mainly because I am not getting but 4hrs of morning sun. My tomatoes are getting leggy. They are flowering but not as good. I'm definitely going to have to move the beds next year to a more sunny location.
It's been a while since we heard from you!
I'm glad your environment problem is something you can solve!
I've changed jobs and work more during the week now, not as much time to get on, but I check from time to time, going to try to do better..lol
I should have realized where my strawbale beds are that the tree behind them would only grow and get bigger every year....duh!
Your not the first person I've ever heard say that!
Sometimes people even plant trees to shade there gardens a bit, and then end up with your trouble!,,,You've got to remember how big they get!
My pumpkins, gourds, cukes and squash are in full sun out in the bird garden and suffer every afternoon in the heat by looking wilty and pitiful. One extreme to the other. Whew!
,,like some shade too bad you can't just switch them!
I don't know if it's the weather or what but my garden seems to be taking it's sweet time in kicking in. The coneflowers,cleome, zinnias etc are thricing BUT the veggies are slow to take off and kick in. Is anyone else having this problem?
Mine kicked in earlier than usual even though it was all replanted a good 6-8 weeks later than normal. The problem here is you just can NOT give it enough water in this heat. We are also beginning to think that the flood may have washed away something that everything needed. Plants will start curling and acting all dry but yet if you dig down about 1/2 inch there is plenty of moisture.
We have already pulled all the greenbeans out and replanted for a 2nd crop. I have been getting a 2 1/2 gallon bucket of tomatoes a day, plus, peppers, zuchinni, squash, purple hull peas and okra. Tomorrow we will pick corn. Put up 61 ears of corn, made peach jam and picked the last of the bluberries day before yesterday. Yeaterday canned chili starter and potatoes. Today I said the heck with the garden and went to the river. lol
The warm weather has been helping my garden to take off!
I've been doing lots of weeding, but there are still plenty of weeds!
Mine is not doing much yet. The melons are starting to bloom. The cukes are just kind of sitting there. The zucchini has done nothing, neither has the yellow squash. Tomatoes aren't doing much yet either. We are in for a nasty heat wave this week....it takes me at least 2 hours to water,,,,wish it woiuld rain!!!1
Heat is wreaking havoc on my veggies! Lots of powdery mildew to keep up with. Wilting leaves and the usual. Beetles and leafhoppers are abundant due to the early heat. New grape, blueberry and raspberry plantings are having a harder time taking hold this season also. Bad time to have run out of root fungi =/
Otherwise, the cucs and zucchini are looking great. Tomatoes are fat and the corn is huge. Lettuce and spinach took the heat hard also, no respite in sight! Apples look awesome, can't wait for fall!
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Talk about heat!! Holy Moses we're in the grip of a nasty heat wave. I just walked down tot he garden to see how everything was doing... So far So good. I may water tonight after the sun goes down... tomorrow will almost as hot as today.THisis supposed to keep a strangle hold on us for the week. UGH!
Yea,and thanks! all the leaves look like bedsheets hangin all limp and lifeless all day... thermometer said 112 when I got outside at 7am what a drag.