It’s one of those humble-brag type of problems in the garden: Oh look, we’re having this crazy heat wave with wonderfully warm summer weather. What do I do?
While you’re grateful for the nice weather, it’s easy for your plants to take an absolute beating when the temperatures soar high above average. Here’s a few strategies to cope.
Disclaimer: I garden in zone 3b in the Canadian Prairies. What is hot for me might be normal for you. If you live in the Southern States and have some other solutions for surviving a heat wave, I would LOVE to hear them in the comments, as you are the experts!
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Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.