Posted by
Message
lsuson
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Oct 2013
6272 posts

Heat on my garden
More then 70% of my seedlings died once I put them in the beds from inside. I hardened them, but no rain and brutal heat zapped them. Guess I’ll start again. Fall temps can’t get here soon enough.


bluemoons
New Orleans Saints Fan
the marsh
Member since Oct 2012
4155 posts
 Online 

re: Heat on my garden
It's been a rough "fall" so far for sure. Even my established plants are struggling pretty hard because of the heat. Something as small as a 10 degree break would help.
This post was edited on 9/10 at 10:49 am


lsuson
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Oct 2013
6272 posts

re: Heat on my garden
Blue, just did a quick cruise. Our ship RC line stopped at an island to pick up people devastated by the hurricane and brought them to nassau and also delivered supplies. It screwed up our trip to nassau and everyone was happy they did it. Hopefully they rebound


bluemoons
New Orleans Saints Fan
the marsh
Member since Oct 2012
4155 posts
 Online 

re: Heat on my garden
Awesome . Glad to hear that. It will be a very long road for those islands for obvious reasons, but hopefully in time they'll develop a new normal that is at least similar to the previous normal. My concern is that the 24-hour news cycle will run its course, and people will forget about what's going on there sooner rather than later. That's a pretty big issue when you consider that American communities that do not face the logistical problems that the Bahamas do (like Mexico Beach, FL) are stagnant with regard to reconstruction months/years after storms.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
4348 posts

re: Heat on my garden
It happens this time of year. You get a bit impatient and want to see things in the garden and put them in and a few days later-----zap, they're gone.

I mostly direct sow a lot of what I grow in my garden and the only things I now have started that way are cucumbers, yard long beans and sugar snap peas. I'm waiting for cooler weather to start my lettuces, kale, swiss chard, beets, turnips from seed and will just use transplants for broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts and collard greens. Then when it gets just a bit cooler, I'll start garlic and onions.

I've learned long ago to not put many things this time of year due to heat issues and just watch them burn up in a couple days time.


And I totally agree------I too can't wait for much cooler temperatures and away from this miserable heat.


lsuson
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Oct 2013
6272 posts

re: Heat on my garden
Hate to tell you, but I doubt the sugar snaps will make it through the heat. Tried two years on a row direct sowing them and they all faded and died. I’m waiting till we get a cool front in
This post was edited on 9/10 at 5:34 pm


gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
4348 posts

re: Heat on my garden
quote:

Hate to tell you, but I doubt the sugar snaps will make it through the heat. Tried two years on a row direct sowing them and they all faded and died. I’m waiting till we get a cool front in


I just put the seed in a couple days ago and they are in an area that gets some shade during the day, so I'll see how it goes.

Wouldn't be the first time I've had stuff burn up on me trying to get a jump start. My cucumber and Japanese Yard Long beans have sprouted and are both about 4-5 inches tall now and doing well-----but I'm making sure the ground stays damp with watering twice a day so the soil doesn't completely dry out.


lsuson
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Oct 2013
6272 posts

re: Heat on my garden
Yeah my cuces and tomato plants are doing fine


gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
4348 posts

re: Heat on my garden
quote:

eah my cuces and tomato plants are doing fine


The tomatoes I planted in the spring are now long gone and are done by late June/early July. Between the heat, humidity, bugs and fungal issues, they never last longer than that.

I will plant a few more for a fall harvest. The only plants still producing from my spring/summer garden are eggplants, habanero and ghost peppers.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram