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Last year at this time I had squash forming, tomatoes getting ripe, melons pretty well on the way to producing. This year - not the case. Is this a result of the cool spring and early summer? SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm praying for a really late frost.@Pollinator wrote:Might well be. They found ice still floating in Lake Superior on July 4th.
What is really sad is to see the number of farms in my area that have fields that have nothing planted. They could not get into the fields when we had constant rain in the spring. Now we need rain and they have tilled up the fields that were not planted so that they can get rid of the weeds. I was hoping that they would plant winter wheat so that at least there would be something growing to prevent erosion. Lots of the fields have oats as a cover crop for new alfalfa crops. The soy beans are very late and I wonder if they will make it before the first frost. Corn is looking pretty good because we did have a small break in the weather that was just long enough for the corn to get planted. I have no idea the amount of acres, even in the fields that were planted, were destroyed by 5 or more inches of rain in one night. The drainage tiles couldn't take it in fast enough. Now all one sees is a black area in the field that is kept weed free or a farmer planted a cover crop to prevent erosion.
It has truly been a strange year.
I thank God that our SFG enables us to plant no matter - rain or shine.
Where I live in NY, it has been an extremely wet and cool summer. To date, I have only 1--ONE--zucchini. This time last year, I had trouble giving them away. My tomatoes have only started setting flowers. I spoke with another man in town yesterday. He has 52 non-producing tomato plants this year. On the good side, I have cucumbers, lettuces, mustards, bok choy, beets, cabbage and winter squash that are amazing. I keep saying how lucky I am that I do not have to live on what I produce in the summer. Gives me great respect for those who lived in earlier times.
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I agree with your statement regarding those who lived in earlier times. I remember my parents growing all of our food, including dairy, eggs, meat, vegetables and fruit. If they hadn't we would have starved.@nycquilter wrote:Where I live in NY, it has been an extremely wet and cool summer. To date, I have only 1--ONE--zucchini. This time last year, I had trouble giving them away. My tomatoes have only started setting flowers. I spoke with another man in town yesterday. He has 52 non-producing tomato plants this year. On the good side, I have cucumbers, lettuces, mustards, bok choy, beets, cabbage and winter squash that are amazing. I keep saying how lucky I am that I do not have to live on what I produce in the summer. Gives me great respect for those who lived in earlier times.
Have to keep reminding myself that if I'm supposed to have an over abundant harvest, then there will be one. So far, my snow peas have been the best producers. (cool weather)
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