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How To Grow Vegetables In Cold Summer
How To Grow Vegetables In Cold Summer

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Lessons from last summer

The past season was not very good for us. I talked with other gardeners, and we came to the conclusion that the weather was largely to blame. Cold June - the temperature was like autumn. It was uncomfortable at the dacha. Hot July, warm mushroom August and September with early frosts. All these sharp temperature drops and frequent rains affected the harvest.

bush with tomatoes
bush with tomatoes

But first things first. I planted potatoes in seedlings. True, the varieties were early White Spring and Timo. In early June, the seedlings were taken to a mini greenhouse, and at the end of the month we already had our own young potatoes. The same varieties were planted in the usual way directly into the ground. Of course, we harvested tubers there later - in mid-July. Potato varieties Nevsky, Rosamund and Santa were planted for winter storage. The harvest was not bad, judging by the weight, but the marketability of the potatoes last season was rather small.

in the greenhouse
in the greenhouse

Pumpkins grew, on average, 2 pieces per bush, weighing 1.5-2 kg - also small. I have a special story with zucchini. I planted seeds in a greenhouse, they sprouted together, grew well, but in early June they were still small plants. But you always want early vegetables, so we were flattered by the seedlings. We bought four plants. They were large and already with buds, properly grown in AOZT Ruchyi, with a well-packed root system. It seemed that just plant it - and you will soon be with zucchini. The two plants, the strongest (again an experiment), were planted in a greenhouse, watered and looked after all equally. And there my zucchini grew up and were transplanted into open ground. Greenhouse still did not want to bear fruit.

And the most amazing thing here is that I removed the first zucchini from my plant. Then the purchased ones began to bear fruit, but planted in open ground. And those planted in the greenhouse did not give a crop: they grew, became huge, but there was no sense from them. In early August, I got angry with them and transplanted them into open ground without any rules in the evening. How much effort it took for everything is another story. At first, the plants wilted a little, I felt almost a killer. I began to water them more often, the leaves had to be partially removed, and my charges did not die, but gave two zucchini each bush. So I ask myself a question: if they were planted immediately in open ground, there would probably be more sense. Now I will never buy ready-made zucchini seedlings and I will not buy into the fact that they have buds, it is always better to have its own seedlings.

zucchini in the garden
zucchini in the garden

Our incident came out with cucumbers. And it was like this. My daughter and I planted cucumbers, and put the bags with the remaining seeds next to the planting site, so that we know where which variety is. Of course, we have special plates, but somehow all hands did not reach them, there was no time. And then we look, something has sprung up not enough cucumbers. We decided to annoy. Imagine our surprise when we found ready-made cucumber seedlings in bags. Moreover, in some of them the seeds had just begun to germinate, while in others there were even leaves. As a result, we planted more cucumbers than we expected. Naturally, we had a good harvest - enough for two families: to eat, and to roll up in banks for the winter. Now we open them and laugh with our daughter, remembering our cucumber story.

Green pepper
Green pepper

In the past season, I planted many varieties of tomatoes. Yes, that's bad luck, I managed to plant some of the plants, and densely planted undersized tomatoes remained in three pots. And again, as in the story with zucchini - I really wanted ready-made seedlings, my own seemed elongated, thin, but here it was like a selection: bushes with thick stems and already with flowers. And not expensive at all - 5 rubles per bush. The varieties are good, well-known, no need to pinch. But it didn’t work out the way we wanted it to.

These tomatoes were fattening, I did not have time to cut them, but they gave me a green mass with renewed vigor. Now my unusable seedlings (not planted) have grown, the plants have grown stronger and tomatoes have set. And on the purchased seedlings - only leaves. And when, nevertheless, fruits began to be tied on it, it turned out that they were sick with a "mosaic" (I later learned from the literature), it turns out that it was necessary to hold the seeds in potassium permanganate, disinfect, as all gardeners do, and not there would be this sore in tomatoes. It's good that my and purchased seedlings were in different greenhouses. So, as with zucchini, I was convinced that my own seedlings are better, because our soul and love are invested in it, we protect, cherish, worry about it, and then it gives us a good harvest, even if the weather is not very good.

sweet peppers
sweet peppers

I had new items that season in the beds with peppers. In the previous year, I have grown peppers hybrids: Seville F1, Yellow Bull F1 and Red Bull F1. Last year they were joined by Snowfall F1, Grenada F1, Casablanca F1, Torrero F1, Flamenco F1. We were surprised and liked by Snowfall F1 and Torrero F1. The first was an abundance of fruits: it was strewn with white pointed peppers. They were of medium size (with "bulls" can not be compared, but they were taken in quantity - on one bush, 8-10 pieces at a time. And Torrero - large early purple fruits, while they acquired color immediately, and not as they ripen. the choice has already been made: we are growing hybrids Sevilla F1, Yellow Bull F1, Snowfall F1 and Torrero F1. We hope they will not let you down.

The "sweet" harvest last year was also not very impressive - 2 watermelons, 2 kg each, 8 melons, 1.5 kg each. True, there were a lot of garden strawberries, especially on the bushes of the Zenga-Zengana variety. It was bought at the exhibition two years ago, and this year we were very pleased - it had a lot against the background of other varieties of berries, they were large and sweet. The gray decay has spoiled the picture a little, but this, probably, cannot be avoided.

We also grow a lot of greens on our site: dill, parsley, coriander, basil, tarragon, lovage. I sow dill and parsley constantly after 7-10 days. Daughters take care of the greenhouse with greenery. They are interested in it. And I think that it is also useful: let them get used to work, let them learn that "their daily bread" is not given so easily.

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