When temperatures start to feel higher than 90 degrees, sometimes your vegetable & fruit plants can shut down. If you notice that has been happening in your garden check out these tips:
- Hang a shade cloth a few inches above the plants – this allows the plants and soil temperatures to lower. It can also protect your plants from burning!
- Keep your garden weeded – weeds can rob moisture & nutrients from your plants!
- Make sure not to OVERwater your plants – it can cause the fruit to have no taste at harvest. For example, a tomato plant once established needs less water as the fruit begins to appear – it allows the plant to focus more on ripening rather than grow more leaves. Make sure to water just enough to make the soil barely damp.
Remember that OERTHERS is always here for you if you have any questions - so never hesitate to reach out!