Hot And Dry Weather
To all of you hot weather climate individuals... I live in a 4 seasons climate and we have been hit really hard with excessively high temps for us this summer. Included in that is a lack of rain. So I am having loads of problems with sun wilt on my plants every single day. It is stressing these plants out so bad I am having tons of problems with pest and diseases also which is not normal for my garden. Therefore my harvest levels are being affected immensely.
I am watering consistently, about every third day (or less if needed) in the early morning so it is not for lack of moisture. The plants just can not tolerate these high temps every single day. It's usually around triple digits or more.
I finally broke down this week and installed some sun shades over the top of many of the beds but there is some which did not get them so I am wrapping those in insect row cover to kind of give them some relief from the bright hot sun.
So hot weather climate individuals, what is your best suggestions how you get your crops thru the hottest part of the year?