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Mid-Atlantic: August - What's Up?

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Post  gregrenee88 on 8/2/2012, 4:21 pm

Hi Everyone!
How is it going for everyone out there? Any big surprises?? I think our biggest was the amount of red potatoes we harvested. We only filled two squares, 4 seeds each, and reaped about 4#. I was blown away!! cheers Next year we plan to build up (box wise) since we did not do it this year. I can only imagine what we'll get next summer.... rock on

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Post  cheyannarach on 8/5/2012, 12:28 pm

Yum, those taters look fantastic!
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Post  CharlesB on 8/5/2012, 1:56 pm

Well done! Fresh garden potatoes or some of the best eats there is IMHO.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 8/5/2012, 2:17 pm

gregrenee88 wrote:Hi Everyone!
How is it going for everyone out there? Any big surprises?? I think our biggest was the amount of red potatoes we harvested. We only filled two squares, 4 seeds each, and reaped about 4#. I was blown away!! cheers Next year we plan to build up (box wise) since we did not do it this year. I can only imagine what we'll get next summer....

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Post  gregrenee88 on 8/6/2012, 9:51 am

How is your garden doing Kim?
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Post  sfg4uKim on 8/6/2012, 1:04 pm

It's really suffered from the heat - as have I.

The only things flourishing are the honeydews and the peppers. The watermelons seem to have stopped growing and the tomatoes are dead. The onions & herbs are going well and it seems like the carrots have suddenly come to life.

I'm TRYING to get motivated to plant for the fall.

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Post  gregrenee88 on 8/6/2012, 1:27 pm

I hear ya...this summer has been a bear with the heat. I noticed also that our 2 watermelons have seem to stop growing. Is that what happens to watermelons when it is so consistently hot? However, our cantelopes are continue to grow. We put them up on a trellis about 3 weeks ago and I just put slings on 3 of them today. It was also a nice treat to get some rain yesterday/last night also.

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Post  floyd1440 on 8/6/2012, 8:34 pm

It has been the hottest summer in my life time and some of my spring crops suffered and in hind sight I should have planted them earlier.
But I have a general question and am quite honestly stumped.

Planted cukes and got a few but the plants died from the bottom up. Did not see any bus so any ideas as what may have killed them? It was almost as if the roots were cut off.

Planted a few from seed but they are only 1 foot high.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 8/7/2012, 9:46 am

floyd1440 wrote:It has been the hottest summer in my life time and some of my spring crops suffered and in hind sight I should have planted them earlier.
But I have a general question and am quite honestly stumped.

Planted cukes and got a few but the plants died from the bottom up. Did not see any bus so any ideas as what may have killed them? It was almost as if the roots were cut off.

Planted a few from seed but they are only 1 foot high.

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Hhhhmmm I'm stumped too. Sorry.

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Post  Dunkinjean on 8/7/2012, 1:24 pm

Floyd - So sorry about your cucumbers..... Sad
It has been an extremely hot summer.
Is it possible your cucumbers succumbed to the heat.....I read that require alot of water.
have to say my cuc's were doing well until the past 2 wks when I was away even though my neighbor watered them once a day. I am getting some cuc's but they don't look as healthy as they previously did so I am assuming it was not enough watering....so sad.
If your cuc's seemed as though they were cut off it is possible that maybe a critter ate them.
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Post  floyd1440 on 8/7/2012, 8:26 pm

@Dunkindean

Tomorrow I will pull the dead ones up as I had an issue with pill bugs early this spring but haven't spotted any since. Now someone mentioned pruning the leaves back to get make it easier to see the cukes and perhaps this could have shocked them because they seemed to die shortly after.

Now a twist as I gave this same version of cukes to my neighbor and he has lost 2 out of 4 and I lost all four.

maybe if I check the roots i maybe able to determine if bugs ate the roots or something else..
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Post  camprn on 8/7/2012, 8:31 pm

Did the cuke plants have mildew?

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Post  floyd1440 on 8/7/2012, 8:46 pm

camprn wrote:Did the cuke plants have mildew?

No mildew but after I pruned them they died from the bottom up. Some were setting flowers on the trellis but the plant was brown 1 foot below and I hoped it would recover but it died as if the roots were pulled out of the ground.

Still wonder if I should have not pruned the leaves back on the bottom of the plant. My toms were OK with this process of pruning the bottom leaves so I am stumped as last year I had to many cukes and now only 2........
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Post  camprn on 8/7/2012, 8:57 pm

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camprn wrote:Did the cuke plants have mildew?

No mildew but after I pruned them they died from the bottom up. Some were setting flowers on the trellis but the plant was brown 1 foot below and I hoped it would recover but it died as if the roots were pulled out of the ground.

Still wonder if I should have not pruned the leaves back on the bottom of the plant. My toms were OK with this process of pruning the bottom leaves so I am stumped as last year I had to many cukes and now only 2........
I would guess it was probably just a coincidence. SO, tell me, did the leaves all wilt at the same time? Did you happen to take any photos? I'm trying to figure out what happened. also, has it been very hot?

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Post  floyd1440 on 8/8/2012, 8:33 pm

@camprn

Just got home and it is dark so I cannot provide any pic; perhaps tomorrow. However I must say it seems to me the leaves wilted from the bottom up in all were consumed in less than 2-3 weeks.

As I mentioned earlier I went to my neighbor, who I gave the same cuke transplants and he has lost two out of four which he thinks it quite odd.

I got these seeds from Johnny's and am wondering if they were for cooler weather or even if they have such a variety. Everything else in my garden in doing quite well which confuses me..
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