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Old 1 Day Ago   #3316
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As always I very much enjoyed reading your posts from the last few days. I have a bed of Pike Snap Beans which I should be able to start picking by the end of the month. I have quite of few tomato plants which are setting fruit at temperatures of 74 and 75. Even though almost all the varieties I have out have quite a few flowers it is only the quite early varieties Fourth of July and Bush Early Girl that have been setting fruit. These varieties certainly don't produce great tasting tomatoes but they are very dependable, especially BEG, it has never failed me.
As of this morning the morning low temps are starting to be more cooperative. 71 degrees this morning. Looking at the forecast, next Sun, Mon and Tue morning lows are 68, 69 and 69. If that happens it would be approx 2 degrees above the average morning lows for those days but still quite workable.
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Larry,

Your plants look great and your night time lows are much better than mine. We were suppose to be in the low 70s by now, but they keep pushing those temps out. Our night time lows have reached 76 for low but mostly higher and tonight I think it will be 80. So October seems to now be the 3rd month of August.

I have 10 EB planted out and a bunch of root pouches, but am out of shade cloth which they need in the late mornings till 6ish. My backyard is so hot; much worse than the front yard I have a few plants flowering; SunGold and Park's Nectar (first time growing it). I have a lot that are starting to bud.

I went to do my VegiBee this AM on them, and it no longer works; so I guess I will just get a cheap electric toothbrush.

Larry - Did you plant broccoli yet?
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Larry,

Your plants look great and your night time lows are much better than mine. We were suppose to be in the low 70s by now, but they keep pushing those temps out. Our night time lows have reached 76 for low but mostly higher and tonight I think it will be 80. So October seems to now be the 3rd month of August.

I have 10 EB planted out and a bunch of root pouches, but am out of shade cloth which they need in the late mornings till 6ish. My backyard is so hot; much worse than the front yard I have a few plants flowering; SunGold and Park's Nectar (first time growing it). I have a lot that are starting to bud.

I went to do my VegiBee this AM on them, and it no longer works; so I guess I will just get a cheap electric toothbrush.

Larry - Did you plant broccoli yet?
While my temps are cooling faster now I'm also guessing come June my temps also go up faster than yours. Orlando record high temperature is 103 set on Sept 4, 1921. The distance from the ocean seems to make quite a difference. Other than that we are close to the same latitude with me being about 60 miles from the coast.
I have about 55 Castle Dome Broccoli plants in, which I transplanted a month ago. I plan to seed over a 100 plants this week, so they will be large enough to transplant when my snap beans are finished.
Have you ever grown Black Brandywine tomatoes. I have a couple in beds, along with the nematodes and one in a container. So far so good, they are flowering and the plants look healthy.
Also, I curious if you are growing Garden Treasure from seed this season and how it has been working for you. I may try it in the spring and also maybe UFL's W Hybrid.
Larry
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