Looking great James!
Sun, eh? Something to think about.
So the shorter number of growing days are compensated by number of high quality sunshine hours? (kind of similar to Alaska where they practically have no nights during the available growing days. ... And Steve gets an hour more sun each day.... I guess Eric should get more daylight too, except he gets more cloudy days..... Interesting....
Most warm-season plants make minimal growth unless the average daily temperature is above 50Ã‚Â°F. Cool-season veggies may get by with 40Ã‚Â°. These are averages between highs and lows and those can't be too extreme since plants will shut down at say 90Ã‚Â° and if the overnight temperature is approaching freezing, not even peas will make any real growth during that day.
Low Utah humidity will mean that James has extremes to interfere with his gardens. There will be what seems to people elsewhere, enormous
swings between the cool at sunrise and the warmth at mid afternoon. Plants don't necessarily like that - James has convinced them to thrive, in spite of it.
Pointing out that there's so much more daylight time for someone who lives where it is always cool, like on the northern Pacific coast, is just a way of say - we are all in this together.