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(CBC)   Veggies grow bigger in the Arctic? You can't explain that. Oh wait, yes you can   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2022-08-07 8:33:16 AM  
With helpful video of perfectly average-sized vegetables.
 
2022-08-07 8:41:48 AM  

Devolving_Spud: With helpful video of perfectly average-sized vegetables.


User name checks out.
 
2022-08-07 8:53:08 AM  
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2022-08-07 8:59:06 AM  
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2022-08-07 9:25:54 AM  
They really need to qualify this shiat. Non-photoperiod plants that make fruit, will benefit from long-day light. This will fark up photoperiod plants though.
 
2022-08-07 10:41:12 AM  
Yeah, I've seen a few 3-foot cabbages here in Alaska.  Bugger that, though, my containers are doing squat here.
 
2022-08-07 10:54:22 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I've seen a few 3-foot cabbages here in Alaska.  Bugger that, though, my containers are doing squat here.


Growing up in Alaska, I always hated Skunk Cabbage. Huge buggers, but they stink to high heaven.
 
2022-08-07 11:01:21 AM  

Devolving_Spud: With helpful video of perfectly average-sized vegetables.


Maybe they mean the biggest vegetables in the Arctic which is normally none.
 
2022-08-07 11:41:02 AM  

The Sophian Church: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I've seen a few 3-foot cabbages here in Alaska.  Bugger that, though, my containers are doing squat here.

Growing up in Alaska, I always hated Skunk Cabbage. Huge buggers, but they stink to high heaven.


I thought Alaska legalized the 'skunk cabbage'?
 
2022-08-07 12:22:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I've seen a few 3-foot cabbages here in Alaska.  Bugger that, though, my containers are doing squat here.


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Aspirational...
 
2022-08-07 12:22:33 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I've seen a few 3-foot cabbages here in Alaska.

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Prompt: A soviet-era propaganda poster of gigantic vegetables growing in the arctic region
 
2022-08-07 1:39:42 PM  
Plants grow so fast during the short Arctic summers that it seems like you can watch them growing.
 
2022-08-07 1:54:01 PM  

SumoJeb: Plants grow so fast during the short Arctic summers that it seems like you can watch them growing.


In a good year, the corn in the Midwest will do that.

We are not having a good year in western Oregon, June was cool, cloudy and damp, July was freakishly hot. So, everything got a slow start and then blasted. When your zucchini and squash are struggling, it's a bad year.

On the plus side, the Hollywood Plum has a couple dozen fruits on it and they are ripening nicely.  And we have garlic bulbs the size of baseballs.
 
2022-08-07 2:26:54 PM  
That works fine til the flowering stage...
 
2022-08-07 2:28:19 PM  

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2022-08-07 3:37:29 PM  
Sunlight = plant growth.
Constant sunlight = constant plant growth.

If only there was science to explain this!
 
2022-08-07 3:37:36 PM  

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2022-08-07 3:45:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I've seen a few 3-foot cabbages here in Alaska.  Bugger that, though, my containers are doing squat here.


Bull. Cabbages don't have feet.
 
2022-08-07 3:54:11 PM  
A neighborhood nuclear reactor for the community and you could run a heated greenhouse with LED plant-tuned lighting on whatever schedule and at whatever brightness is optimal for your plants.

Still doesn't explain why you'd want to live that far north.
 
2022-08-07 4:26:36 PM  

natazha: When your zucchini and squash are struggling, it's a bad year.


Yikes!
Agreed... and when the eggplants are wilting... MOVE!

I didn't plant a garden this year due to the third year of drought (more than that, realistically).
As much as I want to, I just can't justify it.
Meanwhile I see the local condo cluster watering their lawns at 10am until it is flowing down the gutters.
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
 
2022-08-07 6:43:44 PM  

Percise1: natazha: When your zucchini and squash are struggling, it's a bad year.

Yikes!
Agreed... and when the eggplants are wilting... MOVE!

I didn't plant a garden this year due to the third year of drought (more than that, realistically).
As much as I want to, I just can't justify it.
Meanwhile I see the local condo cluster watering their lawns at 10am until it is flowing down the gutters.
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*


*bbbzzzzzzztttttt*

Wrong.

Get mad.

Talk to people around you about it. Get something done about it. Your local regs probably already have something on the books about watering and irrigation. Go to city hall and ask who to talk to about it.

Do something.

/applies to a lot of things in life
 
2022-08-07 7:52:45 PM  

Unsung_Hero: A neighborhood nuclear reactor for the community and you could run a heated greenhouse with LED plant-tuned lighting on whatever schedule and at whatever brightness is optimal for your plants.

Still doesn't explain why you'd want to live that far north.


It's getting hotter than it was , northern migration will be a thing. And southern, towards the other pole. At least Southward does not have land based apex predators. Yet.
 
2022-08-07 9:23:19 PM  

Percise1: Sunlight = plant growth.
Constant sunlight = constant plant growth.

If only there was science to explain this!


Would that it were that simple.  some plants won't flower without a sufficient dark period, these are so-called "short-day plants" (actually long-night).

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/what-are-short-day-and-long-day-plants
 
2022-08-08 8:11:41 PM  

FigPucker: Percise1: natazha: When your zucchini and squash are struggling, it's a bad year.

Yikes!
Agreed... and when the eggplants are wilting... MOVE!

I didn't plant a garden this year due to the third year of drought (more than that, realistically).
As much as I want to, I just can't justify it.
Meanwhile I see the local condo cluster watering their lawns at 10am until it is flowing down the gutters.
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*
*dontgetmad*

*bbbzzzzzzztttttt*

Wrong.

Get mad.

Talk to people around you about it. Get something done about it. Your local regs probably already have something on the books about watering and irrigation. Go to city hall and ask who to talk to about it.

Do something.

/applies to a lot of things in life


You misunderstand. I didn't say "don't do anything", it is just that I have learned not to make decisions/take action based on anger.
I'm sure the city knows about this though, if only due to the number of people I have seen film it.
A lot of people in the area have let their lawns die in the last decade, so this isn't exactly viewed favorably.
 
2022-08-08 8:16:41 PM  

Gough: Percise1: Sunlight = plant growth.
Constant sunlight = constant plant growth.

If only there was science to explain this!

Would that it were that simple.  some plants won't flower without a sufficient dark period, these are so-called "short-day plants" (actually long-night).

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/what-are-short-day-and-long-day-plants


Yes, I was obviously over simplifying it for the sake of humor.
I always found it interesting that some plants, like some apple trees for instance won't set fruit until they have had enough "frost hours". Nature seems strange, but has it all worked out regardless.
 
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