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Post  ceaders on 5/27/2010, 2:48 pm

Hi, Everyone! I'm Cindy from Toccoa, Georgia, farthest northeastern corner of Georgia. I'm new to square foot gardening this year and absolutely enjoying it so far! The plants are growing vigorously. I can't tel you how much I DON'T miss the weeding I'm normally doing this time of year!

My only concern is that my plants are wilting fairly heavily every single day in the hot, late afternoon sun. Even when watered thoroughly in the morning, they are all quite droopy by 3:00 is it's warm, which it is of course, here in Georgia. I can't imagine that it's good for them. It seems stressful. I know it would be for me!

We did everything precisely by the book. Our beds are 6" inches deep rather than 4".

Any suggestions?

Cindy

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Re: Wilting plants

Post  quiltbea on 5/27/2010, 3:28 pm

Have you tried putting cheesecloth over your plants, especially during the hottest part of the day? It will shade them a bit more and give them some protection from the hot sunshine.

I use it to cover newly starting seedlings and to cover the cool-weather plants that don't like the sun as much, like lettuce and spinach to prevent bolting.

I use wire clothes hangers and make little tents over them clipping the cloth on with clothes pins. The tents work using shade cloth, if you have it, and clear plastic when you want to warm up an area a bit more, and row cover to protect from insects.

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Post  martha on 5/27/2010, 10:11 pm

Hello, Cindy - Welcome!

I do know that for some plants it is normal for them to wilt in extreme heat. What I don't know is what your plants are, and if it is normal for them, or cause for concern.

Big help, huh?

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Post  ceaders on 5/27/2010, 10:26 pm

summer plants! Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, cucumber, chard. And they all get wilty. To cover them means to cover the whole garden. The garden gets filtered morning sun and full afternoon sun. Curiouser and curiouser?

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Post  Chopper on 5/28/2010, 3:25 am

They are just hot and that is what they do in the heat. So do I. If you water them midday or around 2pm they will probably perk up. Whether it hurts them or not, I don't know, but as long as they do not actually dry out (soil) I think they will be fine.

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