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Post  quiltbea42 6/29/2021, 9:27 am

I am sure you all are experiencing unusually hot weather this week.  This is our 3rd day of too much too soon.  Today its 86F at 9am and will reach 91 they tell us.  Yesterday it reached 95 in the afternoon.  Luckily my raised bed is beside a flowing river and we get breezes even in theat so that helps a little.
I thought to put up shade cloth (bleached white muslin fabric) clipped to bamboo ploles at strategic spots in my bed.
How are you protecting your garden from the heatwve? 06-29-11
As you can tell the river's breeze is billowing my fabric but still, I am shading important areas like the greens and also the young tomatoes against too much heat too soon.
Luckily our temps drop at night here to the low 70s and high 60s so the added protection may not be necessary, but I want to be sure.
Is anyone else taking steps against this heat?


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Post  OhioGardener 6/29/2021, 9:44 am

Here in SW Ohio we have a hot, dry period every year from late June through July. Daytime temps in the 90's with nighttime temps in the high 70's is common, so there are no cool weather crops during that time. But other plants continue performing throughout the heat wave with heavy mulch over the soil and drip irrigation between the soil and the mulch. The only plants that we have to "protect" to some extent are the tomatoes. If the tomato fruit is not shaded it will get sun scald, so I sometimes hang some shade cloth on the south & west sides of the tomato cages to shade the fruit. The beans, squash, cucumbers, carrots, beets, kale, and chard love the heat, so they are no problem. The onions tend to get strong during the heat, though.  I did find 4 Black Swallowtail cats on the carrots this morning, though.... Smile

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Post  MrBooker 7/29/2021, 1:20 pm

We're getting Arizona heat here in southern Illinois today. Supposed to cool down a little by Sunday.
We live just across the river from St. Louis.


Humidity64%
Wind SpeedW 7 mph
Barometer30.02 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint78°F (26°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Heat Index108°F (42°C)
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Post  sanderson 7/30/2021, 5:06 pm

That humidity!!  Shocked  More like Arizona during a monsoon.

Fresno, CA: 102*F right now, only 22% humidity, 6 mph breeze.

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