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    Growing Degree Days

    http://www.greencastonline.com/growing-degree-days/home Also what it means

    Growing days that are needed for your garden to grow , this will be an issue and was for a lot of folks this year as spring come late and fall comes early .

    more info of this subject https://www.google.com/search?client...ys+for+tomatos

    http://iceagefarmer.com/gdd/?zip information by Zip code comparing last year to this year , this year I'm down to 78% this is not good and our garden is showing it .
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    My growing season is actually longer this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0utlaw View Post
    My growing season is actually longer this year
    I'm wondering if it's which side of the jet streams you are , north cooler - south warmer . Here we're selling tomato's and some of our customers are buying because theirs didn't do so well . We put in a little over 100 plants an still not sure just how much we'll get .
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    Interesting. Mine went down by about 4 percent, my family in kansas is down by 15%. I wish I could compare other years and see long term data comparisons

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    It says that we're down by roughly 10%.
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    With all the late season flooding and cooler start we are down at least 50%. Peppers are just now getting ready. Been a lousy year all around.
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    Here in Michigan it's down 22% , we put in a lot so even with plants down we can still sell but I wonder about next year . Planting more to help make up for losses might be the way to go ?????

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    Planting varieties with faster maturation rates would help more I would think

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    Update on effects this year , We have been looking for faster maturation rates for 3 years an I think it pays off and very much this year . Right now tomato's are ripening slow ????

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    Hmm, it dropped by a little under 6% in Hawai'i. I've never really noticed any shorter growing seasons in the past. I'd be curious to see historical data going back further than last year.

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