As summer draws nearer, temperatures are skyrocketing and most living things are retreating indoors to the consolation of cool air-conditioning. You might think that nothing can survive in the sizzling summer heat, and as a homesteader, you might be particularly concerned about how your garden will hold up under the sun. However, you shouldnat dread a plenty of crops can be grown and sustained even as temperatures climb into the 90 s or 100 s. Read on for a list of summer plantsA that can survive and thrive in the sun, as well as some gardening tips that will ensure your pre-existing plants can stand the hot!
Summer Plants For Yours Garden
First, letas tackle the tricky tactics behind correct planting methods. Even if the plant you have chosen can grow and last in the thick summer heat, itas important to follow these tips-off in order to make sure that your summer plants are reaching its maximum lifespan throughout the summer 😛 TAGEND
Find the right spot
A seasoned homesteader are all aware that summer plants are usually in their full growth span, which makes it easier to foresee the finished product. Observing the span of the foliage and the dimensional reach of any offshoots will help you to select the perfect place in your garden for the plant in question. However, there are more things to consider other than the visual appeal of the selected space. Itas good to be aware of the spotas position in relation to the sunlight: if the space is especially sunny and you are planting in the full swing of the summer, you might consider temporarily shading the plant for the first week or so using an umbrella or shade cloth.
These small steps will go a long way in sustaining your plantas lifespan 😛 TAGEND Try to plant on a cloudy day, or in the later evening when temperatures are down. Dig a hole a little bit deeper and twice as broad as the plantas root ball. Backfill the soil mixed with a little bit of compost to ensure maximum growth is reached. For extra sizzling summers, fill the hole with water first and let it drain before planting. This provides an easier transition for the plant since the hole and the clay are moist.