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Offline Eric M

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Northeast Weather
« on: June 24, 2009, 05:28:01 AM »
How goes the gardening efforts with the Northeasters?  The limited sun has put up some challenges this year.  The only items I am getting any real growth out of is the Chives and Mint.

Offline Herbalpagan

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 07:10:51 AM »
This does seem to be "the summer without summer" here in the northeast! My garden is pretty much just sitting there looking at me like it's saying "can we come in now?".  I find that most all of my herbs are doing well. The peppers have been eaten twice now by bugs. So far, no mildew on anything.  The weeds are very happy and doing just fine. :P

Offline LICountryBoy

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:41:50 AM »
Got some strawberries actually, but not many. Tasty though.

The lettuce is doing ok.
The rest is just kind of in a holding pattern. Nothing has perished as of yet.

Warm dry days forecast for the weekend. Lets see what happens.

Offline Eric M

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 06:53:50 PM »
Looking froward to a nice sunny day so I can go out and mow the mushrooms.

Offline Herbalpagan

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 05:40:47 AM »
I think I see a sun beam, gonna go get my waders and try to weed whack!

Offline russa11

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 02:06:36 PM »
with all of this rain and very little sun it seems my plants are just creeping along in the growing department if not come to a stand still. I am lucky that I have not lost any from root rot yet. One summer I did when it rained so much the plants could not get a chance to dry out. I hope this does not repeat this year.

Offline Herbalpagan

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 02:52:17 PM »
I think there is watercress starting to grow in my lawn.
I can't walk any where without the ground squishing.
The weeds are loving it, but I'm not up to dodging thunderbolts to get rid of them.
My plants are just sitting there...I can here them begging to come inside.
For every 4 strawberries I picked the other night, 1 was molding.

The good news is that Saturday. Maybe I can get a few of those weeds then. ::)

Offline Eric M

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »
Seriously accumulating hail and tornado warnings.....  not to mention so many leaves on 495 it looked like it snowed green.

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 07:01:15 AM »
I was right in the middle of it when all H-E-double hockey Sticks broke out the other night.
The chaos the the radio was talking about on the North Shore of Long Island happened right outside the house.
Snapped utility pole, downed trees and transformers blowing out like crazy. What a racket

There was word that there may have been a tornado about a mile away but it has yet to be substantiated.



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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 03:31:09 PM »
Enik, I am doing Ok with Tomatoes and Peppers-also potatoes are going Ok.  I got a crop of strawberries and I have gone to pick your own blueberry fields.

I am busy dehydrating sme of the harvest now.

No tomatoes harvested yet...BUT, keep an eagle eye out of rblight as the weather conditions are ripe for that type of outbreak.

Best wishes.

Lawrence

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Re: Northeast Weather
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 04:26:46 PM »
Most things are sitting in a holding pattern. Tomatoes, beans, squash and cukes have had some growing spurts, most herbs are not doing a thing.  Got some oregano going better than the rest of them. Lettuce is so bad even the rabbits stopped raiding it.