Too much heat & sun can be a problem for vegetable gardens. These are the three main ways to help manage excessive heat.
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Water. Mulch. Cover.
While recording this, it was 97 degrees here in Florida. 🥵 And with this crazy heat, comes trouble for a vegetable garden. Many plants can’t handle it without some help. And that help comes in the form of water, mulch, and cover.
Water: Soak your soil with your Garden Grid™. The soil temp will move toward the temp of the water. This helps because most household water is around 55-75 degrees, which is an ideal range for most garden vegetables. Wet soil also retains its temperature better than dry soil, making it more resistant to heating up when it’s hot out.
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Mulch: Add a layer of it throughout your garden. Mulch acts as an insulator for your soil, further helping it retain its temperature. Mulch also has a variety of other benefits for plant health. Check out our video about mulching benefits & how to mulch with the Garden Grid, here.
Cover: Lastly, add a covering/shade over your garden. We use shade cloths of 50% sun blockage or less. This helps reduce the intensity of the sun on your plants while also allowing sunlight through so they can continue to grow and produce. 🌱
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