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What a strange gardening year for me

Post  Judy McConnell on 9/4/2017, 9:38 am

In Manassas,VA (NoVA) 
1) April and May were colder than usual and really rainy - not great for planting- but peas and kale went in anyway.  Later the kale and nearby bush beans were covered with white flies (never had these before).
2) Strawberries did well with all the rain
3) determinate and indeterminate tomatoes did really well early in season but then temps became so variable - in 90s down to 60s - stopped doing anything in August - now seeing new growth and flowers.
4) planted bush cucs, miniature cantaloupes, and spaghetti squash - the cucs made enough to pickle, the cantaloupes made a couple of fruit, and the squash tried before the different pests arrived with their carrying of diseases - all the vines died before the end of August.
5) beans are trying to produce but the pole beans never really got started until now.

Thinking ahead for next year - cucs again and more careful spraying for insects.

How did your gardens do?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/4/2017, 11:46 am

Judy, what variety are your bush cukes? Are they heirloom?
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Post  Judy McConnell on 9/4/2017, 2:30 pm

The packet says Spacemaster cucumber. When I looked these up on the web, some dealers said they are heirloom - others didn't say either way.
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