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Dave Insurgent

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Time to start prepping and planting for your fall & over winter crops. Anyone got any plans?
 

ThatOneDude

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I am zone 8. 8a if you want to be anal.

I also ordered my wife a DC XL venus flytrap. I think we are going to do a bog garden next year.
 

Rambo John J

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As an avid waterfowl hunter I can tell you the coldest it's been at my house within the last 5 years. 8 degrees. I am about 30-60 min north of dallas depending on traffic.
same here
we hit just under 10 degrees for 2 days last 2 years

kinda crazy considering how much closer to equator you are
 

Rambo John J

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It warmed up by 7 am.
yikes
only got to 60 degrees last night here...that is damn hot for here...we only have a single window unit ac for whole house tho
I know it is not that bad compared to many southern places, but we got ocean air that is kinda humid during heat waves.

I sweated 5-6 lbs of water at work between 7am and 2pm...inside hydrating and shitposting now lol


I bet your peppers and tomatoes love the hotter nights you folks get
 

ThatOneDude

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yikes
only got to 60 degrees last night here...that is damn hot for here...we only have a single window unit ac for whole house tho
I know it is not that bad compared to many southern places, but we got ocean air that is kinda humid during heat waves.

I sweated 5-6 lbs of water at work between 7am and 2pm...inside hydrating and shitposting now lol


I bet your peppers and tomatoes love the hotter nights you folks get
The peppers love the heat, pisses them off more. The tomatoes on the other hand absolutely hate how hot it gets here. Sure my tomatoes plants are 6 feet tall, but they look like shit. We no shit have to grow them under a tree.
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Rambo John J

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The peppers love the heat, pisses them off more. The tomatoes on the other hand absolutely hate how hot it gets here. Sure my tomatoes plants are 6 feet tall, but they look like shit. We no shit have to grow them under a tree.
Haha pisses them off more...peppers do get hotter and better with some stress

Y,a I also cook tomatoes if I plant them in the raised bed surrounded by pavers.
 

Grateful Dude

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We have a bunch ripening, the tree is a huge help
I’m sure it is! Where we have our garden beds it’s nuking them now that summer has kicked in. Considering building a tomato only spot somewhere else that gets a little less sun. I have a spot in the yard that starts getting shade around 3pm. Feel like eliminating those last few hours of direct sun would make a big difference.
 

ThatOneDude

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I’m sure it is! Where we have our garden beds it’s nuking them now that summer has kicked in. Considering building a tomato only spot somewhere else that gets a little less sun. I have a spot in the yard that starts getting shade around 3pm. Feel like eliminating those last few hours of direct sun would make a big difference.
Plant an ash tree. Mine is maybe 4 years old.
 

Rambo John J

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I’m sure it is! Where we have our garden beds it’s nuking them now that summer has kicked in. Considering building a tomato only spot somewhere else that gets a little less sun. I have a spot in the yard that starts getting shade around 3pm. Feel like eliminating those last few hours of direct sun would make a big difference.
You need shade cloth man.

Comes in different grades that only let in certain amounts of sunlight.

Not cheap but will last multiple seasons and might open up the options and extend the growing season...plus much easier to do gardening under in the summer sun.