Mitigate the heat. Make sure your garden beds are mulched with 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch; this conserves water and moderates soil temperature for your plants.
Water, then water some more. Make sure you are watering your plants deeply and well.
Plan for fall. In more northern areas you may be able to start your fall garden now, but farther south we’ll have to wait until September.
Karen Beaty is a horticulturalist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
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