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couple years ago I had tomatoes
covered them for one or two light frosts; had maters till thanksgiving!

thanks to all posters. good info
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Great harvest on potatoes, couldn't get anything else planted, I was waiting and waiting and waiting for the last frost to plant..... I finally gave up the last week of June and we were still getting down to freezing at night. I could have gotten some stuff to grow, we didn't start hitting freezing temps overnight again until 3rd week of September so we had nearly 90 days without freezing temps.

Next year I will go ahead and start everything early inside and in the greenhouse so that I can plant it in late June or early July and still have time to get a crop out of it.
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dang, Mountain, you must be way up there

here in Merryland serious farmers/gardeners use greenhouses

I think some folks in Europe (Holland?) have big hothouse outfits and grow veggies all year long. quite an investment but I guess it works for.
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couple years ago I had tomatoes
covered them for one or two light frosts; had maters till thanksgiving!

thanks to all posters. good info
I usually end up picking all of the green tomatoes before the first hard frost and layering them in newspaper. I usually have garden tomatoes until January or February.
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I still have celery -about 14 inches high and very tasty. We have had two nights get down to 25, but did nut hurt the plants. They are the only thing in the garden besides some lettuce that I planted August 1
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I had nice yellow and Zucchini squash this year. I thought I was losing all of them but they grew okay. My personal green pepper and chili peppers didn't do well, nor did the tomato plants. Bad turn out for them.

But the farm I play at doing a work for a share did well. The woman that grows and runs the veggie garden is a none stop lady. No quit in her. I got peppers, corn, and green beans from there.
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Best tomato harvest, but I planted a lot more this year as well, and put more focus on them. Ended up with about 60lbs of romas, cherry, and some volunteer beefsteaks. Turned into about 20 quarts of various canned sauces and well over 20 oz of tomato paste. Some were also used to barter for fresh eggs and build networks.

Cucs did fine. Green beans (pole) were poor. My greens were also down a bit. Zucchini was average. Carrots were stunted. Grew radishes for the first time, and they did fine.
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Beans, peas, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, raspberries, lettuce, poppies and oregano all did really well. As did the jalapenos, but not the bells?
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Beans, peas, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, raspberries, lettuce, poppies and oregano all did really well. As did the jalapenos, but not the bells?
sounds like quite a haul, for up where you are
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sounds like quite a haul, for up where you are
I had more stuff produce, but nothing like the ones that I posted.

Beans and Peas I had producing before June 5th. I had them inside and they were producing before I was ready to plant. But then I got them outside and they went crazy. I was pinchin' blooms while they were indoors, missed some.

Radishes produced the most. Tons of them from spring to fall.

The strawberries did very well.

The cucumbers didn't grow hardly. Might have cold shocked em.

The spinach did poorly this year, tried a different planting spot. I know better for next year.

Kale is still outside and we have a few inches of snow on the ground; it ain't growing anymore, or if it is-very slowly. So I harvested what I could from them, very sweet. Coldest its been is -16c so far. The strawberry plants are still green as well.

My black currants seem to be growing well, no fruit this year; planted them this spring. But they took off after awhile.

I grew a massive variety of veggies. I learned a lot more stuff this year, as well.

Gonna till up my front yard next spring. More storage crops; potatoes, turnips, carrots, parsnips perhaps, cabbage, etc.
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Beans, peas, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, raspberries, lettuce, poppies and oregano all did really well. As did the jalapenos, but not the bells?
I thought my bells were done for the year but noticed earlier today that I have new little ones coming on. I don't know if they will amount to much before the first frost, but they are still good as mini-bells.
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I thought my bells were done for the year but noticed earlier today that I have new little ones coming on. I don't know if they will amount to much before the first frost, but they are still good as mini-bells.
Mine only produced tiny things near the end of the season. Nothing even remotely edible

No idea why
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Mine only produced tiny things near the end of the season. Nothing even remotely edible

No idea why
Well that sucks, I'm not sure why my bells didn't produce as well as my hot peppers either. I can't keep up with the hot peppers.
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Very rainy spring followed by a very hot and dry summer meant most things were pathetic. The one week of the summer when I was out of state was when my largest amount of green beans ripened. Pumpkins, gourds and butternut squash growing from the compost pile did better than pretty much anything. My currant crop was decent, but weather made harvesting them difficult. I think I got all of about half a dozen blackberries, and beetles have pretty much ruined my ability to harvest domestic raspberries.
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This is the second year I've grown tomatoes in containers (Earthboxes). I had seven plants, and, like last year, the yield was excellent - probably 70-80 pounds.

I also grew some onions in Earthboxes. This was pretty much just an experiment and learning opportunity for me. I harvested just 27 onions - some good-sized, some medium-sized, some small. I made a few mistakes with the onions; next year I'll do things a bit differently.
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I hope to get a kids pool and a bale or two of hay and try potatoes that way next year.

the farmers are picking soybeans now.
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Great year for cherry tomatoes and all the smaller types, cukes, carrots and small kale (planted last year in cold frame), considering we have very little sun here with all the trees. There is an open space between house and garage where they grow well. Potato plants all died off because I ran out of time to keep adding soil/compost, darn.
I froze lots of small tomatoes for later, also small cherries and mulberries.
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We have done really well this year.
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It was a great year for tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and cukes, the best in a good while. All of the cole crops, garlic, Irish and sweet potatoes did nicely. The good surprise was watermelon. Last yearís first effort was pretty much a bust but this year we had all we wanted even if the coyotes did run off with some.

It was a ďso soĒ year for the bush beans, The spring bush beans had a touch of nematodes. The fall beans got in late as it had been too darned hot for seed to germinate. Planting happened when clouds and misty weather cooled the soil for two days before H. Michael remnants arrived. Half have now been picked and cold temps will probably get the rest by next week. Spring turnips, winter squash and okra were also just OK.

On the down side, the onions bolted early due to several early warm spells followed by a return to cold weather. The deer ruined the field peas which never fully recovered enough to produce after being heavily munched. The spring carrots were totally deformed by nematodes. The old asparagus bed didnít produce much and needs relocation/replanting. And the first try at growing tomatillos was a bust.

Iíve decided not to try growing any more of the dried bean types like pinto, etc. They just donít work in this climate.
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anyone know a way to deal with nematodes?
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