Suggestions for fluctuating extreme temps when gardening

  • Suggestions for fluctuating extreme temps when gardening

    Posted by 4MFarms on December 7, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    I live in zone 6B…temps went from cold late May… nothing growing to 90’s within 2-3 weeks…please share what you did to be successful if you had the same situation in your area

    Maryloudug replied 1 year, 2 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • TagNBee

    Community Leader
    December 7, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    I know many people who had this issue. My first reccomendation is to make sure you are planting seeds that are adapted to your region. Next make sure you are using a lot of mulch in order to keep the water in .

    For example Bee watered her tomatoes 3 times all year. She has a large mound of dirt ,covered in hay about 8 inches deep. She planted great seed and she had a great crop this year. I had purchased some shade cloth but didn’t end up using it this year.

  • 4MFarms

    December 7, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    I mulched and watered once a day, but were soon wilted within hours…also use Baker Creek seed…which is local and several other companies

  • Maryloudug

    December 7, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Well we are in zone 5 and had about the same thing here. We had to replant a lot of things and the garden did fine after everything was replanted again. We are dealing with a drought so this year we will have to make sure our well don’t get dry.

  • 4MFarms

    December 7, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    I never know if I should water 2-3 times a day or just deep water once or twice a week…I literally had baby plants that were just a couple of inches high…I’ve been gardening for 35 years and have never seen such challenges as last year…I lost poplar trees and a 10 year old peach and cherry tree too

    • Maryloudug

      December 8, 2022 at 11:34 am

      Last year was very challenging for us as well. Seems like the weather is changing all over but we, as gardeners can’t give up. We all keep trying.

      Last year we lost big trees and a huge evergreen tree to all the high winds. I really hate loosing large trees or any trees.

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