Welcome to the humid South!

High humidity is a given in the Lower South. We always say: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!”.

As a gardener it’s a good thing!

Tomatoes and cucumbers grow very large although they stop blooming when the nights are too hot in midsummer!

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Vegetables seem to grow larger than normal. Banana chilies:

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Insects are everywhere!
Bumble bee:

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Summer vegetables reproduce in overdrive to the point that you wonder if birth control is an option?
Zucchini:

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The humidity helps tropical plants to mature faster!
Bananas:

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Some perennials reproduce to the point of becoming weedy!

Day lilies:

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And did I mention azaleas in the Spring?

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And hydrangeas in early Summer?

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And Oakleaf hydrangeas

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And I could go on and on…

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7 responses to “Welcome to the humid South!

  1. Wow! You can find something nice to say about humidity? Actually you are right. Many plants enjoy it and my tropicals are loving it. I like to think I have less wrinkles because of it.

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  2. Do you have any trouble with mildew because of the high humidity? I’m seeing quite a bit here this year.

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  3. wow lucky you, we have some humidity too, but not tropical like you!

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  4. What a beautiful garden and I absolutely love the oak leaf hydranea

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