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#51562 May 25th, 2007 at 11:16 AM
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I'm a little nervous.. I have pea pods, and tomato blossoms, here in NYC, today... only [at least]1 month too early! shock

The plants themselves are only 8-12 inches tall, no way will they be able to support fruit... boohoo

Must be this odd weather pattern this year, as it's never happened before..

What should I do?

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badplanter #53201 May 28th, 2007 at 11:47 AM
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can you cover them up, then uncover them when the weather cools down. Sounds strange but I did it one year after someone told me and I managed to keep 2/3 of the crop.You could always set some new seeds too then you would have a late crop also. Goodluck Mark.


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Mark - I believe you can just pinch the early buds off, in hopes of making the plant bigger and stronger. Hopefully someone else will come along with more experience than I!

I agree though... all my plants are blooming earlier than usual this year. I'm not happy about my early blooming perennials - they are in full bloom, and then there will be nothing from them for the rest of the summer!


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My Tomatoes are trenched so there is never all that much above ground and they have no problem supporting fruit. So I wouldn't worry about them. I've never grown pea pods though.


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Thanks for the advice Glenda, Lynne, and tk! kissie

The tomatoes are raised only about an inch above ground, so I think I'm going to pinch off the tomato blooms... the peas I'll support better, and hope that everything bears well! lol

**Just as a side note, everything else is doing great.. lol I've already picked 3 full sized radishes, and my grand rapids lettuce is only about 2 weeks away from picking lol **



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badplanter #54741 May 30th, 2007 at 11:36 AM
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sounds good mark.My little gem letuce,radish and spring onions are about a fortnight from picking. I have flowers on my broad beans too.


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Now I'm getting pepper flowers! boohoo

Those plants are but 5 inches tall! lol boohoo


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