Late fruiting plants

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    mvona

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    My vegetable garden did OK this year if I don't consider the cucumber beetles and the squash bugs. They made it impossible to grow anything like a squash. BUT - overall I got too much plant and the fruit came very late on all my peppers (4 types), tomatoes, and even the zinnia I border with was late. -- any ideas why? As we all know it has been a very warm growing season. And - I irrigate with soaker hoses so the plants did not lack water.

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    We have had a very hot season and I think there has not been enough rain or moisture in the air to make my vegs successful. For me, everything is late and some dahlias are still sulking. I have begun to wonder if the packets of dahlia tubers are the same even though the front showed something different as I have had tons of repeats:banghead:
     
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    I think the extremely hot temperatures slowed everything down a bit. As soon as the weather cooled off, my garden went into high gear, but everything is later than usual.
     
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    Tjohn & alp,
    Thanks for the reply. It seems counterintuitive that a warm season would make things late. As I said my garden is irrigated so it last of moisture. At this point I can only guess. the good side is, I'm still picking peppers.

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    I also harvested my only and first sweet pointy pepper two days ago. It's actually red. Very happy!
     
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    It was a cold spring and everybody started late around here. When the summer heat arrived the plants struggled except the okra of course
     
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    This has been such a confusing year that all I can remember is the prolonged heat :cool:and drought.:cry: Everything else has been a confused blurrrrrrrrrrrrr!:banghead:
     
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