Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 26, June 29, 2012
Posted on 06/29/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT by Ellendra
Our regular gardening threadmasters seem to be busy, so I'm posting one to start us off with. If anybody has the ping list, please use it!
I love pie season.. and miss it too.. My yout’ was spent in Minniesoda,, we had all kinds of pies to feast on when harvest time came around. I never ate so good or worked so hard in my life.. I never tried making jams and preserves and such.. I had 4 sisters to do that.. now’s its the kids doing it. bon appetit!
The tomaties are doing OK , the pear and apple crop will be light as is so I’m seriesly keeping an eye on squirrels.. so far they are eating over at the neighbor’s fruit. slingshots is at the standby. ;-]
Thanks for the thread!
You are starving them for water. I saved some seeds from my hottest jalapeno pepper last year for our friend. She is like me, and keeps them well watered. She said they are too mild. Ours are the same.
Thanks Elendra for starting a thread, I was here earlier, but didn’t find the garden thread, and had to get some things done outdoors before the heat got too bad.
We are hot and dry here in eastern south-central Missouri. Yesterday and today was 105 degrees. Rainfall is practically nonexistent since April. We used the last of the rain barrel water last week.
Walnut trees are dropping their fruit, and blackberries are shriveling up without ripening. We did get 7 pints of berries and some juice earlier.
We get 5 gallons of water from the air conditioner, some times a little more, and some 2-4 gallons of water from rinsing veggies etc which I catch in the dishpan. It goes for the perennials.
We can’t risk running the well dry. Fireworks displays are canceled for here and surrounding towns. St. Louis is on no lawn watering alert.
Praying for rain. Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Thank you, I’ll read up more. This is very helpful - Good Day to You : )
I water them every other day. Ok, maybe more water.
I think our high temp has been 74 here in Benderville this year. Our amended soil retains moisture well and everything is lush and green. Kohlrabi is coming on and I have suddenly run out of FRiends to give it to. We now return you to Nascar qualifying at Kentucky Speedway...
Ok, twice a day waterings! Water puts out fire. They are happy little plants and not the least wilted. Watered them last night and watered in some fertilizer this morning. I like them with just a little kick.
Hubby just said I need to flood them like a rice field, lol.
Just make sure they are not wilted in the AM or PM. Also, I noticed you added fertilizer today. They don’t need more than one application per year in our area.
It’s been near 100 all week with no rain in sight. The lawns look like Fresno — worse actually because we have no way to water them. We depend upon God around here. No sprinkler systems.
I’m so glad that I planted NOTHING this year, as I have not been available to tend it. I have a glorious crop of weeds. I have a burdock so big at the “plant” that I’m thining of entering it into the Fair as the “tallest” plant. ;^)
Well at least the weeds won’t set seeds because they know how you are struggling...
Thanks for the ping. Sorry for the delay; I was here for a couple of hours looking around, then had to go get some stuff done before it got too hot.
Came back and started reading and posting.
Then hubby and granddaughter came in with imperatives so that I had to quit and take care of their stuff, just as I was getting ready to post to you.
Really having some record breaking heat these days 106 and 107 degrees. Less humidity which helps humans survive, but does nothing for the plants. Also means that air conditioner makes less water.
I think I am going to dig up some of them and put them in pots and bring them indoors where it is cooler, and the soil won’t dry out so fast.
This is the first application of fertilizer they’ve had. They’ve never come close to wilting and they’re under a tree for shade. I’ll keep pouring the water to them. We don’t have a treatment system on our well so the water they get is a combo from the hills and river so they should be happy.
Yeah, thought the same but they look like every other jalapeno I've ever had. These are from those cheap-o Walmart packets which may be a case of you get what you paid for. So, I already have some seeds from some different jalapenoes saved for next year. The banana and bell peppers get the same amount of light and water and are mighty tasty.
I started using seeds from mild peppers we bought during the year. A few years ago, I bought two four packs of banana peppers and one batch turned out to be jalapeno. They were too close together and the banana peppers were as hot as the jalapenos.
We survived our second ‘derecho’ in a week here last night. A derecho is “a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall line usually taking the form of a bow echo. Derechos blow in the direction of movement of their associated storms, similar to a gust front, except that the wind is sustained and generally increases in strength behind the “gust” front.” The storm last night was moving at 55 mph with winds clocked as high as 80+. The one Monday was the most ferocious storm I’ve ever been in (including two hurricanes).
No power for two days after the Monday storm. We kept our power last night. A million folks are without power in the DC area, over 100K near us. We were part of a 140K outage around town on Monday. The only ‘good’ thing is that we have gotten rain Monday & last night. It has saved a lot of watering (garden, new lilacs & camellias, newly divided irises, etc.). My sister-in-law’s garden got knocked down pretty badly .... she got most of it propped up again. The triple digit heat is here so it is basically sucking the moisture and life out of all the plants. Ah well, that is ‘good old’ summer time.
Those pics are fantastic. I tried to grow bog plants in my pond, but the ducks decided that the plants are edible......
Are your plants in pots or in the ground? I have found that potted tomatoes need more water, and the roots need to be kept cool.
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