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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:43 PM

It's tough when the weather doesn't cooperate (big picture)

Everything has bolted. Lettuce, swiss chard, various greens. My green onions aren't doing so well in the heat. We've had nearly a month now where days are mostly around 80 degrees. That is super warm for here (our seasonal normal here in Alberta, Canada is 73). So, I should've planted more hot weather stuff, but I guess one can never know (we only had a few days over 80 all of last year). Check out the size of my zucchinis! It's been just over 2 months since I planted them from seed. The carrots are coming along (they were the only 'late' crop I planted).


The sad part is most of my zucchinis are shrinking again, but there are 3 or 4 other 'normal' but smaller ones. It's the most zucchinis I've ever been able to grow, so I'm ok with it. The beet is a decent size - the next cool day we have (god knows when, the next week is forecast to be over 80 and humid) I'm going to pull all of the beets and make a bunch of borcht to freeze. If it doesn't get cool, I pull them, grate them and freeze them. I don't want them to get overgrown. I hope my bulb onions are okay - the zucchini has totally taken over. The plants were supposed to be 'container' zucchini plants, but they are the biggest zucchini plants I've ever seen in my life. They are almost taller than me! Container my ass!

Anyway, that's my update!

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littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #1

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Sat Aug 2, 2014, 04:53 AM

1. Between the rain and the rabbits I had a few potatoes and squash.

My sunflowers look lovely. I think I will try for some winter greens, cabbage and onions next.

The zucchini look amazing.

Thanks for your post.

Love, Peace and Shelter. Littlemissmartypants

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