How did your garden/containers do this summer?
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|Tue, 08-27-2013 - 8:42pm|
Was this a good growing season for you? Is it still going strong or is it starting to wind down in your area?
Its been mixed in my yard. In the front I have pole beans and cucumbers which both produced a lot. Cukes are getting a second wind but beans look like they're winding down after a second wind. I planted some eggplants in two different beds, one plant in each bed is producing.
I expected the veggies in the backyard to do really well but have been disappointed. The zucchinis did really well for a while then took about a month off...they would set fruit but it would shrivel when still small. Now they're starting to grow to a good size again. The first part of August was cooler than normal, maybe that was why. The tomatoes are doing terrible. I've had such good tomato results in those beds in past years that I'm surprised. Bell peppers are iffy, the first crop never got big but did ripen but now the plants seem to be setting a second crop. I also planted pimento peppers next to the bell peppers and they set lots of fruit which got large, I'm just waiting for them to turn red.
We still have at least 6-8 weeks of "summer" here in terms of temperature although the photoperiod is shortening. Crossing my fingers that the tomatoes will get a second wind too.
Its hard to think about the fall/winter veggie garden when its so hot, but I always wait until it starts to cool off and by then its too late.