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Survivor (GA Edition), Season I

Post  Weedless_ on 7/3/2010, 2:53 pm

Well, we have survived the heat wave. We were on vacation for a week, during that horrific heat wave, and not a drop of water fell from the sky.
I was mortified to come home not knowing what to expect to find in my square boxes. I anticipated 100% loss.
We came back to find that some plants did great in the heat, and put it to good use. For example, watermelon turned into a whole small bush in a week - we left it as small sprout with new leaves only. Pumpkins, pole beans, melons and especially summer squash did great. They looked a little tired of heat, but overall did well. The tomato/cucumber clump that I recently separated (silly planting mistake) - all died, there is still a maybe on one of the cukes, but tomatoes are gone.
We lost all of our tender veggies - carrots, scallions, broccoli, radishes, and herbs. Basil sucked up all that heat and grew.
I have noticed that all plants were yellowy and was convinced that they needed food. Something was wrong with my compost initially, maybe not enough variety. Anyway, I caved in and gave them a good fish emulsion wash, and also added organic veggie fertilizer. Literally overnight, I saw a huge improvement, and everything is now vigorous and bushy, and crawling up and out. I started tying melons upwards.
Also I added a generous top dressing of steer manure, just for a good measure. I heard that squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and melons all love top dressing. No yellow is seen anywhere, and I have a bunch of blooms ready to burst. Since the heat is now within normal range, and will re-attempt the radishes and herbs. Everything else will need to wait for next spring.
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Post  Chopper on 7/3/2010, 7:12 pm

I think it is interesting to see what survived and what didn't. Good to know squash is so hardy. Great pics!

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Post  Garden Angel on 7/4/2010, 10:56 am

Looks like all the hard work and prep in your great pix paid off ! it was able to hang on due to your previous tlc , maybe this was a good test for it huh? I would have expected the worst also but now and encouraged to see how well yours did.
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