How does your garden grow?

DomGom TheFather

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A little night and day.
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Datura metel... black
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Hands down my favorite flower in the garden.
She always shows right before my birthday.
Much prouder and more handsome than stramonium with a similar but stronger perfume and larger flowers. They begin to open after dark and reach peak between one and three in the morning. By the time the sun hits them they're done and already wilting. Each bloom is a one night deal. Catching it in the moonlight makes you wish you were a moth.
 

DomGom TheFather

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It's the end of the season.
Monkshood proves it.
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But cooler temperatures aren't so bad.
Daturas can hang on for a day.
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And shiitake logs get to do their thing.
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I did finally get some peppers.
The Thai chillies didn't like my soil too much but ended up producing in pots. It took all freaking year to get small plants to spit out a few. They're hot. Good flavor. Just didn't perform well in PA.
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It's the end of the season.
Monkshood proves it.
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But cooler temperatures aren't so bad.
Daturas can hang on for a day.
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And shiitake logs get to do their thing.
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I did finally get some peppers.
The Thai chillies didn't like my soil too much but ended up producing in pots. It took all freaking year to get small plants to spit out a few. They're hot. Good flavor. Just didn't perform well in PA.
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Love seeing people grow shiitake. Yours are looking really nice. Those monkshood are looking lovely as well.

I wonder if maybe with how wet PA is the peppers would appreciate a sandy soil. IIRC northeastern US was very wet this year all summer, which they probably didn't love.
 

DomGom TheFather

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Love seeing people grow shiitake. Yours are looking really nice. Those monkshood are looking lovely as well.

I wonder if maybe with how wet PA is the peppers would appreciate a sandy soil. IIRC northeastern US was very wet this year all summer, which they probably didn't love.
Shiitake are easy breezy. I inoculated those logs like six years ago.

I think between the clay soil, wet weather and short season, the variety just isn't well suited. I'm sure if i started them earlier and put them in a raised bed, they'd do better.
 
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