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Old 08-21-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Did any of you have a good garden this year?
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I just bought a house that has a vegetable garden in the back. I'm new to it all, but I hope it goes well next year. The soil is beautifully black!

The neighbours said the old man could grow massive beefsteaks, so we'll see. The problem is it gets quite a bit of shade, but the garden is the only thing that kept him alive the last years of his life, so it shouldn't be too big of a problem.

Essex County has an outstanding growing season, as well. The neighbour 2 doors over has a huge crop of corn in her back yard that is very tall.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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Surprisingly good. Crops in the area are a bit of a mess because of all the moisture this year, but the garden's loved it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Better than most recent years as rain has been fairly abundant. But the past few weeks have been dry and now it's started to get hot so I am getting a bit of withering.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Really great here in the Fraser Valley. Both spring and summer were a bit late coming but we've had pretty much non-stop sunshine and warm weather for the past 2 months with a forecast of more sunshine ahead, so the gardens, crop farms, orchards and vinyards here in the FV are all doing wonderfully. Unfortunately up in the Okanagan valley a couple of weeks ago they had a freak hail storm with marble sized hail stones so quite a few of the vinyards and orchards up there took a big hit from that.

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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Not the best year, but not the worst either. Things like tomatoes, chard, beans, squash and potatoes did really well. Eggplant, not so much, because July was so cool. I also couldn't plant my spinach in April because the snow stuck around until May. Accuweather's forecast call for a widespread early killing frost across the Prairies in September...
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Is the relative lack of high heat is balanced out by more hours of sunshine?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The neighbours said the old man could grow massive beefsteaks, so we'll see.

Mmmmmm, beefsteaks!

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Mmmmmm, beefsteaks!

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If that comes out of my garden, I'll be a happy man.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Anyone gardening this year?

On a somewhat related note, can you find raspberries growing wild along ditchbanks and other undisturbed plots of land in your neighbo(u)rhoods?
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