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Old 07-29-2016, 06:49 PM
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ExclamationSummer Heat !

The summer heat is taking it's toll on my garden. Most of my plants are dead or dying due to the hot weather even though I have been watering and fertilizing them. I probably will pull most of the plants up next week and begin planting my fall vegetable garden. Anyone else having problems with the heat and do you have anything you are doing to help your gardens? I would appreciate any help.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:26 PM
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The night before a scorcher, I move the plants that can be moved to areas that will be shady during the day.

I've also begun the routine of watering thoroughly every night. I'm going to continue doing this until the end of Summer. The idea is that this gives plants several hours to soak up moisture without the sun soaking it up instead. Since I've been doing this, I haven't had any plants die due to the heat.

My suggestion to those of you experiencing heat waves is to take up the habit of watering thoroughly between 8 p.m. and midnight.

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Old 08-04-2016, 02:57 PM
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I have been using some my frost cloths as shade cloths.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:02 PM
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Thanks Zuzus Petals. I never even thought of that. May have to get some shade cloths to try.

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Old 08-07-2016, 11:09 AM
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Yes if one can hang up a tarp some where to make shade .. Works .
Or if one has a arbor use that .
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