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Growster...

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Plants not used to this weather...
« on: June 19, 2017, 20:57 »
June (formerly known somewhere as 'flaming' June), hasn't been this warm for years.

I know our toms, beans,cuces, peas, spuds even are not understanding that it is too hot, and they're not ready to do their stuff yet!

Must get some more beans going as the runners have been attacked by slugs and are suffering from the heat with flowers at ground level, which is a first...

Too early, Nature, can you wait a bit please..?


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Re: Plants not used to this weather...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 10:11 »
Yes same here been a bit hot but help is on its way  :D Its Wimbledon and Glasto so its bound to rain
This is the first age that has ever paid much attention to the future which is ironic since we may not have one !(Arthur c Clarke)

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Re: Plants not used to this weather...
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 19:59 »
So is this weather really a problem? My outdoor toms have been bulking up and making flowers. I must admit i thought that was a good thing, maybe I'd get an easier crop. The courgettes and cucumbers are looking buff too.
What are the drawbacks if any of this heat?

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Re: Plants not used to this weather...
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 20:22 »
Forecast thunderstorms and torrential rain very early tomorrow and then a return to more normal temperatures in Cumbria and SW Scotland. Heyho, that was summer!

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Re: Plants not used to this weather...
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 20:29 »
So is this weather really a problem? My outdoor toms have been bulking up and making flowers. I must admit i thought that was a good thing, maybe I'd get an easier crop. The courgettes and cucumbers are looking buff too.
What are the drawbacks if any of this heat?
You make a good point here, Miss.

I just 'feel' that plants aren't in the place where they'd rather be in June.

They all went in religiously at the time ordained by the blessed Dr Hessayon and others; were bedded down and watered, and now they have ferocious heat, which isn't what our timetables cater for - well here anyway.

I have a normal row of broad beans, doubled up as you should. The South side of the row has nearly finished but the North side is pathetic! All within inches of each plant!

I'm a believer, believe me Miss - all things come right eventually, but it ain't the same so far this year!

Great for gardeners like us, I wouldn't be without the chat and discussion!

missmoneypenny

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Re: Plants not used to this weather...
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 21:56 »
Well, I always think that sun is the limiting factor when you grow in England, and I don't have a greenhouse. But I also believe the cooler conditions compared to Southern Europe mean we can achieve some really quality produce with interesting flavours, when it does eventually ripen.
I already have mini green toms on my plants. The courgettes, cucumbers and broad beans are looking great and came on very well in this heatwave.I hope the extra burst of heat means the garlic bulbs have been bulking up before I harvest in a couple of weeks.  I do hope it also means I'll get a great crop of toms, if I can dodge the dreaded blight.

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Re: Plants not used to this weather...
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 15:23 »
So is this weather really a problem? My outdoor toms have been bulking up and making flowers. I must admit i thought that was a good thing, maybe I'd get an easier crop. The courgettes and cucumbers are looking buff too.
What are the drawbacks if any of this heat?

It is potentially a problem when two weeks ago I plant out leek seedlings (before they do a suicide protest), psb and a couple of Little Gem squash, and it doesn't rain for the next week, I go on holiday to Scotland for a week, which coincides exactly with the hottest week of June weather since 1976. I am going to visit the plot with trepidation later today, depending on whether it managed to rain at all last week, I shall either find well progressed crops entangled in a forest of weeds, or brown shrivelled dead seedlings in a desert of clay that has now turned into concrete.

It is also a nuisance when the weather seems to go from one extreme to the other, without any of the happy medium. For example, in the last week of May, we have a months rain in two days, then bone dry for two weeks. Can we just have some normal changeable weather please.  ::)

 


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