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Post  erbarnett on 7/21/2011, 7:03 pm

I have a SFG with 100% Mel's Mix, and it is planted in full sun. Whenever I harvest a square, I replenish the mix with a handful of compost which is high quality. In other words, I do everything by the book.

These plants have done well this year: onions and any type of lettuce.

These plants have done poorly: radishes, two types of beets, and Swiss Chard which is related to the beets. The nasturtiums are pathetic and stunted.

The cabbage, turnips, and broccoli are OK. The broccoli is developing very slowly but seems healthy. My wife planted some broccoli plants in regular soil, in partial shade, and she has been harvesting heads for over a month. All our plants were planted on the same day.

What am I doing wrong?

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Post  HPartin on 7/21/2011, 9:49 pm

I think some things do well some years and not so well other years. My favorite vegetable is beets. I have gotten a lot of beets but I planted early, starting in Feb. I am in upper coastal/lower piedmont NC. I got several good squares and for a while I was harvesting Chard weekly. However the last 6 weeks or so has been very hot and I have seen a big difference (in a bad way) The last beets that I pulled 1/2 were okay and the other 1/2 were very bitter tasting. The chard has slowed down considerably. It is still alive so I hope they will perk up again when we get out of the 100's. It is probably too hot for radishes and broccoli too.

I planted some more beets today for the fall. It might be too hot still so I'm taking a chance. I added a little compost to my swiss chard squares and mulched them thinking that maybe they aren't getting enough water in this weather. Hopefully things will cool off soon and our gardens will get a little breather from the heat.

Hang in there,

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Post  sfgteachers on 7/22/2011, 1:41 pm

I always add extra compost during the hot season. Just mound it around the base of the plant,no need to dig it in. Watering will take the nutrients down to the roots. If plants don't perk up right away add some more.
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Post  camprn on 7/22/2011, 1:55 pm

@sfgteachers wrote:I always add extra compost during the hot season. Just mound it around the base of the plant,no need to dig it in. Watering will take the nutrients down to the roots. If plants don't perk up right away add some more.
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