Hi all,, if the days to harvest are 68 days, is that from the day the seeds were planted or the days from when the seeds sprout?
This is why I like Growing Degree Days. 2100 GDD is the same, whether it is in Oregon or Florida. This is one of my projects this year - record the GDD when the seedling is transplanted or the seed sprouts, when they first blossom and when the first mature fruit happens. I'm sure there will be variations based on rainfall and bright sunshine vs. overcast days (even if the temps are the same), soil fertility, etc., but I expect fairly close figures.jal_ut wrote:Too many variables. Days to harvest may work in the field where the variety was first developed, but it will be different in your garden. Here 72 day tomatoes take 120 days. It depends a lot on how hot the days get.
I guess I do, as much as I do about the best medium to sow seeds in, what kind of lighting works best, whether a determinate or indeterminate is ideal for my garden, what a soil analysis says I need to do. Nothing wrong with stumbling and bumbling through raising a garden - don't get me wrong. But I really believe the more one understands the processes that produce, uh, produce, the higher the likelihood of success.rainbowgardener wrote:Well, I'm a keep it simple type. You can track all that growing degrees stuff and make charts and graphs or you can eat your carrots when ever you feel like it! I mean if you are a commercial grower bringing things to market then you want a certain size, but if you are a backyard gardener, growing for yourself, who cares?