“Has anyone noticed that their outdoor tomatoes are not ripening.. just rotting on the vines?” asks reader Caroline S.
“Woke up this morning in central West Virginia to 51F, breaking the old cold record by 2 F!” I have TONS of sweet peppers. Not one has ripened yet! Growing veg. this spring and summer at 38 degrees latitude has been like growing vegetables in the English Midlands at 52 degrees latitude.”
“Do you think our “quiet sun” is resulting in less solar irradiance.. therefore slower growing/ripening, and the very real sense of “preternatural fall”? The trees started showing red on the 1st August whereas we normally see the first signs here around the third or 4th week of September with normal precipitation levels.”