Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 6:37 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals Today at 6:14 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 5:59 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 5:56 pm

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by trolleydriver Today at 5:23 pm

» New England July 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 5:22 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Today at 5:03 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by SwampTroll Today at 4:23 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Today at 2:22 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson Today at 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Today at 1:50 pm

» Healthy Meals
by sanderson Today at 1:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 1:23 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Today at 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:51 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by sanderson Today at 1:16 am

» Square footage
by RoOsTeR Today at 12:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:59 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:50 pm

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:42 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:50 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:26 pm

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by Fiz 7/20/2017, 11:48 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate 7/20/2017, 9:02 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by CapeCoddess 7/20/2017, 4:17 pm

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB 7/20/2017, 8:23 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

50 degree temp swing not good

View previous topic View next topic Go down

50 degree temp swing not good

Post  BrotherNorm on 4/10/2013, 5:32 pm

So, we're not off to a good start this year when it comes to seedlings. My tomatoes, cuc's and peppers were growing like like a herd of turtles under the grow lights. I set them out on the back deck to harden them with plans to transplant this weekend. Well, wouldn't you know that all of a sudden the weather decided to skip spring and launch into summer in one day; 85 degrees up from lows of 29 the previous weekend.

Killed almost all the cuc's. The ones that are left are not doing so well, out of 20 pepper plants I have 5 that are still kicking, killed all the better boy and cherry tomatoes.

All in all very disappointing.

So, what cuc's and tomatoes that survived I transplanted to the beds this evening. As for replacing what died, I'm not going to start germinating new seed I'm just going to sow directly in the bed and see what happens. I'm open to opinions on this approach.

later...

avatar
BrotherNorm

Male Posts : 56
Join date : 2012-01-13
Location : Fredericksburg Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

re:50 degree temp swing not good

Post  happycamper on 4/10/2013, 7:02 pm

You can direct sow your cucumber seed in the garden without any problems.
While I have never direct seeded tomatoes outdoors I have volunteers that come up every year that I have moved in the past and they have produced fruit, but not nearly as well as the tomatoes started in the house. You live in an area that gets far more heat during the summer than I do, maybe someone in your part of the country will chime in. I am so sorry about your plants, that is a huge temperature swing. Good luck!
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 50 degree temp swing not good

Post  Goosegirl on 4/10/2013, 7:55 pm

@happycamper wrote:...While I have never direct seeded tomatoes outdoors I have volunteers that come up every year that I have moved in the past and they have produced fruit, but not nearly as well as the tomatoes started in the house...

Like Happycamper, I have also had volunteers that I have moved, with very good success. In fact, after accidentally setting my seedlings out in a windstorm, one season I used virtually all volunteers - one of my best tomato seasons ever!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 50 degree temp swing not good

Post  BrotherNorm on 4/11/2013, 6:25 am

Thanks for the replies.

Here's an update, I put in everything that survived. I actually found a few betterboys and a cherry tomato called supersweet that had survived as well. They we mixed in, in the same flat as the beefsteaks....good surprise there.

And I transplanted what Nardello peppers survived. And lastly, the cuc's which don't look good at all.

Where there were holes, I sowed from seed, mainly the peppers. And for insurance I sowed some cuc seeds next to the transplants. Whichever survives, wins.

The weather moving in to this weekend is suppose to cool down. More spring temps unlike the summer temps of the last few days so that should help.

Cheers......
avatar
BrotherNorm

Male Posts : 56
Join date : 2012-01-13
Location : Fredericksburg Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 50 degree temp swing not good

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum