Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by farmgal » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:14 pm

Learner wrote:Our backyard temp was at 38 yesterday afternoon. Needless to say, not much is getting done around here right now either, other than making sure the gardens are getting watered in the early am. Also gave them all a good drink last night too.

Don't know what's going on in our one garden, but this weekend will be digging up the potatoes that are planted there. All of the tops have died. Not sure if its the soil or the seed potatoes. Bought them at the grocery store this year instead of ordering them. Had the same problem kind of a few years ago when we were buying grocery store ones before changing to the ordered ones. This year much earlier than before, due to the heat maybe?
The ones that are growing in the pots and other boxes are doing much better and they are the ones that were kept over from last year and planted. Did this as an experiment to find out if they would grow properly. Guess it didn't work and will be ordering next year. They all get the same amount of watering done to them too.

as they were store spuds, you will not know if they are early, mid or late season spuds.. could be nothing wrong with them per say just there time.. only the dig will answer the question :) keep us posted


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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by Learner » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:23 pm

They were the seed potatoes in bags. Norland and Yukon Gold. Don't normally have to dig up until September and here we are in the middle of August.
This is the earliest even for them.

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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by Learner » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Got the potatoes dug last weekend, didn't even get a wheelbarrow full. Ah well, thankful for whatever we get. Will be changing it around next year.

Got up this morning and the temp in the backyard is 1 degree. Looking on weather network it says it is 0 here. Needless to say, quite a drastic change from the heat we have been having.

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Post by farmgal » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:14 pm

We are just starting to have cooler nights, so still very hot days 30 plus but we are starting to get down till 14 or 16 at night and that better cooler evenings are starting to effect the garden, this is a good thing here.

The garden is still going quite strong at the moment as it should be.. Its going to be a interesting fall because it was to hot and dry for me to plant out end of july first part of aug for fall planting so that is happening now. we will see how the crops do.
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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by DougM » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:29 pm

This was a good Year for my apples.

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Post by farmgal » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:21 am

anyone put in a rain garden?

http://www.raingardentour.ca/ontario.html

I am really think we are going to make this happen given the shift in rain patterns we are getting here. I will be hiring out to bring in the big hi hoe to get it dug and such
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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by Learner » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 pm

We don't have a rain garden, although we do have a pond in our back yard. We don't plant it with anything though. Haven't kept fish in it for a few years either.

Strange thing happening with our carrots. Planted the box with a couple different types of carrot and now have a couple of them that have apparently gone to seed. They have sent up the long stems with the flowers at the top. Haven't ever had that happen with just planting seed before. Only had it happen with planting out carrots from the previous year. This box was not used for carrots last year.

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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by Clarence » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:55 pm

First time gardening in decades. No flower on tomatoes, beans
Carrots and beat stems are tall but very small actual growth.

Me, weather or ???

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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by farmgal » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi Clarence

So many questions to ask.. like when did you plant beans and did you buy tomoato starts or did you start them from seed.. my self-seeded tomato's are just now in full bloom and producing.. where as my early started tomato's have been producing since july. Did the heat stunt the beans?

Overall, its very odd that you have no flowers on either tomaoto's or beans at this time of the year in a garden, so something has gone wrong but I can't say its the weather per say.. I have a general feel of where you might be and if I am right then I do know from fellow gardens on my main Ottawa garden group that a number of them had total slow down/no growth in the major heat wave unless they were doing a small garden and watering all the time.

However the last three weeks have been a good mix of weather/water and we are all reporting excellent garden growth, productions and yields increasing. The carrots and beets are a little more easy to guess at.. typically when you have lots of top and not much bottom growth its a soil issue.. it means that your soil was to rich in nitrogen. Normally it just means that you used a good amount of compost to feed the soil that year.


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Sorry I can't be of more help here.. if you want to tell me about soil, about water plan, about set up, I might be able to offer more ideas..
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Re: Climate Change effecting your garden plans?

Post by Denob » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:39 pm

This was a tough year to keep up on watering. Hard soakings almost every day just to keep things alive!
Already we are seeing a few varieties of cherry tomatoe die off completely and all but 2 plants are now dying off or complete gonners.
We have taken a long hard look at what we have in storage still, as well as a change in what we eat. Prtially due to a change in family members and partially for health reasons.
I think we will be almost giving up on in ground planting next year and really expanding the raised beds.
Lots more greens for fresh, and some frozen and dried.
A major reorganisation is coming next spring as for gardening.
We have been monitoring our foods that we eat and plan to plant to produce as much as we can of our vegetable needs.

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