Gardening 2021: berries, veggies, trees and flowers!

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W105 wrote: Jul 1st, 2021, 7:40 am sucks about your hosta plant Cats..I have lost 3 plants so far...literally cooked to death during this hell spell...my peppers probably won't make it but my tomato plant seems to be hanging in there..all the flowers on my clematis are fried ( this yr started as it's best yr yet too) but all my tropical plants are loving this heat...got 2 palms that have been directly in this sun for most of the day and they just laugh at this heat...and my boston ferns are huge, but they are in very shady areas
Condolences on dead plants. Checking back in this thread noted that frost was on May 29 and heat wave did it’s work on June 29.
That is a startling yo-yo temp of 40C. Never in all my life have I seen this before.

One other good thing about planting early (at least in past years) is that if all goes well, you have produce early.

If a failure, (as this year) there’s still lots and lots of time to plant carrots, replant beans, etc and hope for the best. Who knows, certainly not weather forecasters, of what’s yet to come. It may be a wet summer yet.
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I have lost one of my two huckleberries - just planted this year :-X
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Sad, isn’t it? Huckleberry is a star in the firmament.

Try-again next year?

I am looking at my poor hosta right now. If someone had poured (thrown) boiling water on it, it would be the same.

Longing for those lost summers spent foolishly away in A/C offices, no windows,no fresh air, glorious outside (in Kelowna!).
Now am free to enjoy summers that are living hell-on-earth scenarios.

Winter just hovering in the distance.
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I now have a long, snake like line of dead grass twirling around part of my lawn.
I left my black hose lying on the grass, it heated up and killed the grass. :200:
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^^^^

Like.

A good story, perhaps the start of a collection we can review in Winter.

My contribution is north facing hosta plant that looks like it was boiled in oil.
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We just picked, lettuce, Beans, Peas and Snow Peas. Still going strong.
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^^^

You are fortunate in having some shade on your garden. It obviously worked well for you, unlike others with full sun [aka blowtorch) where plants were shredded.

Sometimes we win. Other times we lose.

Enjoy your produce.

My lettuce turned to leather.
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too bad when you all spent so much time and money.
My newly planted bushes soon to be trees are loving this heat.. but I have some dry patches in the grass. Sigh - and it was all a lovely lush emerald green
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normaM wrote: Jul 4th, 2021, 11:44 am too bad when you all spent so much time and money.
My newly planted bushes soon to be trees are loving this heat.. but I have some dry patches in the grass. Sigh - and it was all a lovely lush emerald green
The one good thing about grass is when it gets some water it will bounce right back to green.

If you can't wait you can always put some Behr on it. (paint)
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they also fertilized just before the heat wave hit.. dread my water bill
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Bsuds wrote: Jul 4th, 2021, 12:33 pm The one good thing about grass is when it gets some water it will bounce right back to green.
If you can't wait you can always put some Behr on it. (paint)
Nice colour for this year, .....next year, not so good.
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alanjh595 wrote: Jul 4th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Bsuds wrote: Jul 4th, 2021, 12:33 pm The one good thing about grass is when it gets some water it will bounce right back to green.
If you can't wait you can always put some Behr on it. (paint)
Nice colour for this year, .....next year, not so good.
I hear Multi colored stripes are in vogue.

We are having some grass removed at the front for more parking.
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Different way of gardening if you can find bales of straw and don't mind prepping them.
A bale of straw may seem like little more than Halloween décor to civilian homeowners. But did you know straw bales can be used to grow various kinds of herbs, ornamental plants, and vegetables? Cool, right? Straw bales gardens are soil-free, raised container beds are kinder on your back, plus the best perk is weed-free gardening.

Not everyone’s born with a green thumb, but if you’re longing to nurture your ability to reap what you sew, straw bale gardening is a great way to start. As long as the bales receive six to eight hours of sunlight per day, you can place them virtually anywhere: along the driveway, the back patio, or down near the dock.
https://cottagelife.com/outdoors/straw- ... ee-garden/
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What to do with my garlic?
I planted about 60 Music garlic, great stuff, and about 30 Russian garlic.
Teo weeks ago they were fabulous. Tall and green.

Now?
The Music is done. They've all turned brown as if it's September.
The Russian is still showing some green.

To pick now or not to pick now. :135:
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QK is the one to ask, hopefully, she'll be online to see this soon.

My beans are starting to fruit! Flowers turning into tasty tiny beanletts. Soon I'll be picking - maybe a week?
Kohlrabi is ready - should pick those today.
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