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Thread #81331   Message #1547192
Posted By: Janie
22-Aug-05 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
Don't know about the rest of you, but our summer has been abnormally hot, and it has kept me out of the garden--especially the flower garden. We have had day after day of mid to upper ninties with high humidity. It doesn't cool down much in the evenings. The weeds and grasses are taking over. Normally the dahlia's would be stunning by now, but I haven't kept them dead-headed.

In the veggie garden, I haven't fertilized like I usually do--fish emulsion/kelp sprays, monthly additions of bat guano. The tomatoes and snap beans have done OK anyway, but the cukes, zukes and squash are not producing well.

Maybe just getting too old to manage the extent of gard beds that I have.

I just ordered seeds for the fall garden. Assuming it cools down a little like its supposed to, I'll be direct seeding kale and turnips soon, and will start lettuce indoors at my office where the AC will keep the soil cool. Garlic and onion sets are on their way, but I'll hold off a bit on planting them.

Janie