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#1 AJ Drew

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

Have spent years sloping property and establishing run off rows.  Not in danger of flooding or anything like that.  But between not being able to get out there to weed and slow pod ripening, the rain is getting on my nerves.  When it is light, I will go out there and weed anyway, covered in mud, too much dirt coming up with each pull. 

Is anyone else having a tremendously wet season and how is it screwing with you?  My main issue is it is so hard to keep up with the weeds.  The slow ripening is annoying, but figure in the end it will all even out if not for the weeds.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

We've had rain at least every other day it seems for the past few weeks. Hell, I've had a Thai ornamental with pods on it in the ground for well over a month and they're just now showing color. I think the worst of it though is that it's setting back my smaller plants that are still in containers.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

Lots of rain , shit ton of humidity is killing my pollination , very hot and sunny , nasty summer so far 


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:36 AM

Lots of rain , shit to of humidity is killing my pollination , very hot and sunny , nasty summer so far 

 

Never thought about pollination and humidity / rain.  Thanks, ye fluffy pollen probably doesnt like to move around damp.  Of course it doesnt actually matter knowing this cause not like I can tell Mother Nature what to do.  I ask, I beg, I pray, she doesnt listen to me.


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:22 AM

Lots of rain with afternoon thunderstorms, brutal humidity, and hot temps in FL.  It is taking a heavy toll on certain varieties, particularly pimentos and fresnos.  Loosing flowers and leaves, just trying to get things to dry out enough.



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:57 PM

Boy I sure could use some of your rain. Please send it my way. Arizona is having one of the worse droughts ever this year, horses, cattle and wildlife are dying. I put water out for the critters every day. My plants are not flowering and when they do they dry up and drop. I have to water almost every day as opposed to last year every 4 to 5 days (not good when on water haul). The dry wind is like a blow dryer on my plants. This might be normal in the Southern parts of Arizona, but I’m in the North where it rarely gets over 95 degrees. It’s been 100 or more every day for a month now. I have just been waiting for the monsoons, which have seemed to arrive just in time, but so far the few storms have been going around my property only to give me false hope. Funny how everyone struggles in a different way.  I’ll pray for no rain for you guys, if you pray for rain for me!

 



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

Lots of rain with afternoon thunderstorms, brutal humidity, and hot temps in FL.  It is taking a heavy toll on certain varieties, particularly pimentos and fresnos.  Loosing flowers and leaves, just trying to get things to dry out enough.

 

If you're in containers, you may want to bury the pots in the ground, up to the rim.  This will help with drainage, and much more importantly...  Won't let that waterlogged media heat up.  That's plant death for us down here.

 

I just put in raised beds this year, and left the bottoms open, so that my raised bed mix is connected to the soil.  Then, I heavily (very heavily, in fact) mulched the top of these beds.  Despite the rain and humidity, I'm super impressed with the performance.  I'm on par to achieve possibly one of my best Florida grows yet.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:22 AM

To answer op, hows the fl weather screwing with me?
It has rained at dusk for about five days straight.
Once recently i misted with tm-7 has some good sulfur and humic acid.
I figured they were already drenched at nightfall,
and they would be better off with the anti-fungal.
I have been misting with this once each 10 days during flower > fruitset phase, but usually at dawn.
Yesterday i found an average-sized, mostly brown rotten pod. This is the first whole pod ive found this season, other than a handful of small ones drop with brown spot and decay in the mulch.
All my plants are really close together in ground.
So close, that its sometimes hard to feed all of the plants evenly in rows and wider sections.
I used 3 cu ft of peat in there somewhere.
I have top dressed/ mixed in oyster shell flour.
What other way to combat blossom end rot?
I dont cull the seedlings. I try to get them all established roots then transplant into the yard.
So, there are close groups of plants with little to no spacing.
The most extreme example of this is a 2 gal. pot full of 30+ seedlings most of them have 2-3 sets of true leaves.
I have a 1 L pot with 10 having 2 true leaf sets,
and a 1 L pot 12 (1st true leaves forming).
Several smaller plastic and styrofoam cups.
I try to water as evenly as i can and i dont cull.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

If I could change the climate here, it would not be hotter, dryer, colder, wetter, or anything like that.  I would want to average it out / make more constant.  No more saving water in the ponds for when it doesnt rain.  No more over the top hot and then way too cool.  Just steady so I could adapt to one thing and actually plan around it.  Ye, that will happen.

People keep talking about climate change.  If anything, I think what is going on is climate weirdening.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:36 PM

If only everyone could have temperature controlled greenhouses with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:58 PM

The repeating theme in my past 5 years of garden journals is the wild swings weather patterns are taking.  Nothing consistent from year to year, only whatever patterns are in play take wild swings back and forth.  Eighty degrees in February, cold and wet in March and April.  May is wet, but mild.  August heat wave in June and July.  No consistent rainfalls, only monsoon dumps in a single day.  Here in South Central Pennsylania there isn't a traditional spring, summer and fall any more.  Call it what you like, it's just wrong.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:06 PM

The repeating theme in my past 5 years of garden journals is the wild swings weather patterns are taking.  Nothing consistent from year to year, only whatever patterns are in play take wild swings back and forth.  Eighty degrees in February, cold and wet in March and April.  May is wet, but mild.  August heat wave in June and July.  No consistent rainfalls, only monsoon dumps in a single day.  Here in South Central Pennsylania there isn't a traditional spring, summer and fall any more.  Call it what you like, it's just wrong.

 

My former employers say that we're gonna be doing a polar flip in the (relatively) near future.  Could be related...

 

https://www.nasa.gov...leReversal.html


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

 

My former employers say that we're gonna be doing a polar flip in the (relatively) near future.  Could be related...

 

https://www.nasa.gov...leReversal.html

 

Hmmmmm......very interesting.    :think:  Wondering if/how the reversal would affect climate......


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:50 AM

 

Hmmmmm......very interesting.    :think:  Wondering if/how the reversal would affect climate......

 

Well, they say that the geological record shows that it isn't catastrophic.  But that doesn't mean that it doesn't affect weather in a tangible manner.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:29 AM

More like what technologies will be impacted by a pole reversal..

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

In my region, early rains really set me back.  Planted out late due to daily rains, then frequent rains for almost a month created a swampy situation that slowed everyone down.  my troubles were compounded by rookie mistakes on my part.  Finally made it thru all that, but now we got this heatwave on. The rain we´ve had this past wee was actually welcome... Plants look pretty good, but they´re thirsty.  A lot of flowers are droppin, too.. pretty sure due to the heat.

 

I have plenty of pods hangin´ on my annuumbut very few have come ripe.  I´d never realised that could be related to precipitation...

 

I am still faring better than last year, so i must´ve learned SOMEthing....


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