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Old 05-22-2024, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I'd be surprised if the soil needed to be replaced. I know about amending lower quality soil but replacing it?? Have you not added compost or mulch in the past few years? You don't need much, but something equivalent to about 1" of compost per year.
I haven't added compost because I stopped collecting until last year but the pile isn't ready yet. I have a feeling its that.

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You sure the trees around the garden aren't getting bigger and making it more shady?.

Yes the trees are getting bigger and I think the garden only gets like 5.5 hrs now?

I'm gonna set up a timelapse camera and then see how much sun it gets

This is the culprit but man it keeps my backyard cool. 70 feet up. Got tired of pruning it. lol I turned it into a sail

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Old 05-22-2024, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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5.5 hrs is still reasonably good. Are those 5.5 hrs mostly mid-day or at lower sun angles?
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Old 05-22-2024, 10:48 AM
 
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My house guest pinched the tomatoes. Hopefully they will come back!
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Old 05-22-2024, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Much needed rain/snow/slush for us. Measured .01 went I went to bed last night, 1.36" went I left for work this a.m. Still coming down. It's been a d-r-y fall/winter start to spring. I hope we get more of this.
Well I asked for it.

https://www.ktvh.com/weather/major-s...rough-tomorrow

Multiple Winter Weather Warnings. Up to 20" snow on the pass and higher elevations, cold rain and wind.. In a normal precipitation year I'd be cursing this, but we need it!
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Old 05-25-2024, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Yes the trees are getting bigger and I think the garden only gets like 5.5 hrs now?

I'm gonna set up a timelapse camera and then see how much sun it gets
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5.5 hrs is still reasonably good. Are those 5.5 hrs mostly mid-day or at lower sun angles?
Here we go... I was wrong... Time lapse camera confirms most of that bed is in at least 7 hours of sun between 8am-6pm.

Shade from Hollys until 8am, then shade from the Big Maple tree 12-1pm
Then shade from Pine tree 3-5pm then full shade at 6pm thereafter



Couldn't fit whole time lapse into a GIF. Ignore temperature, sensor is off and in full sun.
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Old 05-25-2024, 07:07 AM
 
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First hot bananas are in the fridge for chili. Anaheim experiment is growing.
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Old 05-25-2024, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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Here we go... I was wrong... Time lapse camera confirms most of that bed is in at least 7 hours of sun between 8am-6pm.

Shade from Hollys until 8am, then shade from the Big Maple tree 12-1pm
Then shade from Pine tree 3-5pm then full shade at 6pm thereafter



Couldn't fit whole time lapse into a GIF. Ignore temperature, sensor is off and in full sun.
Should be enough. I was able to grow tomatoes in 10:30-3:00pm sun, as well as squash. Cucumbers, zucchini and peppers were low yielding in that location though. But 6 hours+ is enough for anything imo.
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Old 05-25-2024, 05:58 PM
 
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First hot bananas are in the fridge for chili. Anaheim experiment is growing.
Awesome! We have a loooong way to go.
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Old 05-26-2024, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Couldn't take it... No seeds were germinating anymore, plants getting eaten alive, things looking weak. I dusted all flowers and vegetables with Seven.

Nothing is blooming so its basically just the leaves and soil I did. I hope I don't get sick but I hope this was a way to control what is happening..

Decision time for me after this season. Call it quits or replace 3 inches of the soil
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Old 05-26-2024, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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It's weird, sometimes I will have a good year and other times not much. My peas are barely flowering despite being 2-3 ft, and it's going to get too warm soon.

I don't know what's in my dirt, but seedlings come up, something comes along and cuts them down. Luckily I grew a bunch of stuff indoors this season.

My bean leaves are crunchy with something... so fungicide this evening and take down in the morning.

I rotate my pea location. Every season I add new dirt, compost, soil amendment, worm castings and this year I'm adding coconut coir.

I don't know HOW farmers used to do this for home gardens.
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