WHAT "SURVIVAL LESSONS" HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM THE RECENT HEAT WAVES?

  • August 06, 2018 5:46 PM
    Message # 6418447
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Horties!

    Here's a hot topic! I don't think anyone's garden was left unscorched by the recent heatwaves.  What have you learned to help your plants beat the heat? Have any of your plants surprised you; either by being tougher than you thought, or not being as heat resistant as you hoped?

  • August 07, 2018 11:54 AM
    Reply # 6421057 on 6418447
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello Horties!

    Here's a hot topic! I don't think anyone's garden was left unscorched by the recent heatwaves.  What have you learned to help your plants beat the heat? Have any of your plants surprised you; either by being tougher than you thought, or not being as heat resistant as you hoped?

    My 2-year old Haas (sp?) avocado, loaded with young fruit, appeared fire-burned after those 2 days of 99+ temperatures.  Should have known to shade it.  After, I threw over floating row covers (white), and shrouded it.  Making good recovery now, though burned is burned and dead.  I will wait to cut back.    My slow-to-germinate and grow "Yard-long Beans" burst into growth after the 99+ weather of several days.  Happy and giving lots of beans.



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