Garden problems: Where is summer?

Garden problems: Where is summer?

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I don’t know if you’re having a challenging summer like me but over all I have no summer. I live in a zone 5 climate and should be having 80-degree days and humid 60-degree night temperatures.

Instead, I am lucky to have two days of sun in a row; the nights are cold dropping down in the low 50’s and there’s too much rain. Most gardens around here are either not growing or they are more than a month behind in time.

When I realized that this was not going to be the best summer I moved my gardens under glass and switched most of my other plants to containers. I now have one of the largest container gardens I have ever had. The plants that need a more controlled climate and warm nights are in a greenhouse or on enclosed patio. (Normally open at this time of year.)

It’s been a learning experience, growing most of my garden under glass, but at least I have a garden.

But I must admit the herbs and perennials are doing ok out in our cold damp summer. They aren’t quite as showy as some years but they are growing and disease doesn’t seem to be affecting them.

So how are your gardens doing and have you had to make changes to adjust to any climate problems?

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5 responses to “Garden problems: Where is summer?”

  1. Nathan

    Oh…my…gosh…it’s been *terrible*! We were out this morning doing “bug duty” as well as other garden chores WEARING A SWEATSHIRT!!! This is insane. It’s the middle of July! But yes, our garden has definitely been suffering, and based on what we see around us, so is everyone else’s. We’ll see if anything matures by the first frost. Ugh.

    But on the other hand, it’s been a bumper year for peas…


  2. Denise

    I never thought about it being a good year for peas… but you are right.

    I also had a sweatshirt on today! Denise

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  4. Pam

    Wow, why is is we want what we can’t have? How I would love that problem. Heat is kicking now up to 90’s. We can be very hot into October and with water restrictions starting, it is looking like a very brown season ahead. I recycle water from washing vegetables to put on my flowers and capture some from my shower. I have started a few veggies in pots too to help also conserve, thick mulch on most everything. A lot of people are letting lawns die, yards are looking pretty bad. Maybe we should trade places for awhile!

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