Christy, am I having deja vu or did this happen last year? Too bad!
I joined a FB group for local gardeners and it's been an immense help for issues that arise due to our soil and climate. Maybe there's one where you live?My peas are a total failure. Fungus in the soil, I think? It sucks as English/shelling peas are my absolute favorite, and most farmers don't grow them--I rarely see them at farmer's markets (and the ones in groceries are terrible--you have to eat them super fresh as the sugars turn to starch). I guess I have to figure this out for next year.
Sad update - it seems to have succumbed to some sort of fungus or rot :( if this is the end for it, it lived to around 15-16 months!I've had a long hard slog with a bunch of cacti seeds that I germinated over a year ago, and it appears that out of 20+ germinated seedlings, I have one live cactus. I think my mistake was germinating them at the end of summer last year. It started to get cold early in autumn and they stopped growing while they were still extremely tiny (1-2mm tall). Most of them never really seemed to get started again when spring/summer rolled around, I dropped down to 3 live ones.
Sadly when I went to transfer them out of the seedling container the other day, I discovered that of those three live cacti, two had silently died :( I discovered no roots and a very tiny hollowed out shell when I lifted them out.
With all that said, here is my single live cactus seedling, germinated ~feb-mar 2020. It has a healthy root system and more spines than flesh!
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I joined a FB group for local gardeners and it's been an immense help for issues that arise due to our soil and climate. Maybe there's one where you live?
That's a good point. It's good to harvest early to encourage a larger harvest overall. Smart!I’m just worried about it going to seed and slowing the rest of the plant’s production. I think I will let it go a bit longer though, and hope I have enough to make something.
Would you expect more by now? You are a very different climate of course but here in western WA this is about the earliest you can expect to get anything.I have roughly a thousand heirloom variety cherry tomato blossoms but for weeks am still getting maybe 4 ripe ones a day.
I guess since I've been getting ripe tomatoes for about a month I was hoping for more of them to be getting ripe now? Maybe I am just being impatient. Last year my seeds arrived months after ordering so I only got a couple tomatoes before the first frost. So my memory of what I usually get is all over the place.Would you expect more by now? You are a very different climate of course but here in western WA this is about the earliest you can expect to get anything.