If you like Okra, plant it soon. It loves heat and is drought tolerant and if your weather is anything like New Orleans weather, it will last well into September. I have 1 row of it and they are about 4 ft. tall now and I'm getting several pods a day. In another month or so, I'll be picking 40-50 pods a day from these plants. The only other things doing OK are the peppers, eggplant and Japanese Yard Long pole beans.Brown Thumbs wrote:We had a nice rain and some cooler temps (high 80's) about 3 weeks ago. The vegetables perked up and looked nice. Now the heat has set in with temps hitting 95-97 degrees. Yellow squash and zucchini plants look horrible and don't seem to be putting on many female flowers. My jalapeno and bell peppers look good during the early morning, but by lunch time they're wilted down looking absolutely pitiful. We've only had one bell pepper off of three plants, and no new blooms on any of them. Tomatoes are turning orange/red too soon and no new blooms setting. The only plant that looks good in this heat is my eggplant, but it has yet to make a bloom! Everything is watered 2-3 times per week and I've put some grass clippings around the base of the plants. Just so hot and dry here; does any garden vegetable like this heat? Should I pull up the squash and zucchini or just see what happens?
NO, Not yet! How many hours of sun does it get a day? How cloudy are your days through the week? I'm guessing it's humid where you are?Brown Thumbs wrote:Thanks for the suggestions. Should I pull up the squash or just keep watering? They look ok at first light, but by 10am start to wilt bad. No fruits coming on, I see male flowers only for some reason.
Will the heat stop bell peppers from producing? My Jalapeno are ok.