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
» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Scorpio Rising Today at 2:12 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 2:11 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising Today at 2:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 1:28 pm

» hanging grow light suggestions
by Scorpio Rising Today at 1:26 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 1:22 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:48 am

» Hi Everyone
by countrynaturals Today at 1:53 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:07 pm

» Horsetail weed
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:31 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Path Width
by donnainzone5 2/23/2018, 11:20 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan 2/23/2018, 8:38 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn 2/23/2018, 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/23/2018, 2:02 pm

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/23/2018, 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Garden acting strange???

Go down

Garden acting strange???

Post  flintlock28 on 9/2/2010, 9:40 pm

Here in Wilmington Delaware, I have noticed that my Garden has seemed to enter into a "Suspended animation" like state. What I mean, is that before three weeks or so ago, my Garden was doing wonderfully, but it seems to have put the brakes on, as far as growth. Tomatoes, Watermelons, Carrots, just don't seem to increase in size, or new growth. The only thing that is still growing like crazy, is the Basil, and the California Peppers (the peppers took forever to get up to speed, but have been doing awesome lately)

Everything else looks fine, but just doesn't want to grow. The Sugar baby watermelons were growing every day, and then about three weeks ago, their size has stayed about the size of a Grapefruit, and just won't get any bigger. The funny thing is, that co-workers of mine, and family members have stated the same thing...everything was going great until about three weeks or so ago.....with their gardens also.

Everything looks completely healthy. No browning or wilting, or any other problem I can find...... I even tried using Miracle Gro for vegetables as a last resort, but to no effect.

Anybody have any ideas???/
avatar
flintlock28

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-05-22
Age : 53
Location : Wilmington, Delaware

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  elliephant on 9/2/2010, 9:43 pm

Did the weather change?

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 42
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  Megan on 9/2/2010, 10:18 pm

Mine did that earlier this year. I am new to SFG, but my best guess is it seemed to be related to the temperature. My watermelon and pole limas have been "on hold" for the longest time, and are finally starting to show signs of life. I expected it from the limas, but not from the watermelon.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Me too

Post  ander217 on 9/3/2010, 8:40 am

My garden did that earlier in the year, and neighbors had the same thing happen. No idea what caused it. Some of my plants came out of it and started growing again, while others never did so well. I have a lemon marigold that grew to three inches high, and then stopped growing. It has just sat there the entire summer with tiny little leaves. It looks like a bonsai.

Maybe it knew the hot summer was coming and decided to save itself for cooler weather. Smile
avatar
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 63
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  flintlock28 on 9/3/2010, 8:51 am

@elliephant wrote:Did the weather change?

The weather has been pretty consistently hot.... I think the only difference was that before vacation, I was watering for 5 minutes or so in the morning, and then again near dusk, for 5 minutes. When we went on vacation, my relatives stopped by every couple of days, and watered once....... I'm wondering if this shocked the plant, and threw everything off????


Don
avatar
flintlock28

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-05-22
Age : 53
Location : Wilmington, Delaware

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  martha on 9/3/2010, 3:28 pm

are your nights cooler?
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  Megan on 9/3/2010, 4:54 pm

My cabbage was planted along with everything else this spring (late April) and is only now starting to grow. My theory on that one is that it's reacting to change of the length of the day. (And that is just my pet theory... I have no idea!)
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  flintlock28 on 9/3/2010, 8:54 pm

@martha wrote:are your nights cooler?

No, they aren't getting cooler yet.

Don

avatar
flintlock28

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-05-22
Age : 53
Location : Wilmington, Delaware

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  flintlock28 on 9/3/2010, 8:55 pm

@Megan wrote:My cabbage was planted along with everything else this spring (late April) and is only now starting to grow. My theory on that one is that it's reacting to change of the length of the day. (And that is just my pet theory... I have no idea!)

You could be unto something....I was thinking the same thing, but I wonder why so abrupt the change?

Don

avatar
flintlock28

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-05-22
Age : 53
Location : Wilmington, Delaware

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  Megan on 9/3/2010, 9:12 pm

I don't know how abrupt it was... I haven't made a habit of specifically looking at it every day. It was one of the very few things I sprouted indoors, and it was long, pathetic and gangly (3 inch shoot, a couple mm wide) for the LONGEST time. Eventually put out a few true leaves, but looked just pathetic... flopped over and like it was going to die. Then one day recently I turned around and it was almost 9" tall and acting like it might have a microscopic marble-size "head" in there.

I do think it started growing faster recently, though. That bed is starting to be survival of the fittest!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden acting strange???

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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