clipprjim
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what plants do well planted late, in 90º - 100º?

This is my first year gardening in raised beds, I started due to making them high and wide enough to work on from my mobility scooter. My yukon potato's failed in a 10'x2'x2' container, due I believe to the roots being cramped and my planting too late, potato's I have decided need to grow in the ground. My question is, what vegetables can I plant today 95º that can withstand the next 4 months of high temps? I am thinking of high temperature spinach, before I plant I'm interested in comments/suggestions or maybe covering the bed with cardboard keep it wet and let the worms take over. Worms by the way do very well in containers, I can easily sell them however it takes a lot of worms to make a buck. Besides I should not have named them, now I'm attached to all 2500 (and multiplying), that's a lot of names.

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Re: what plants do well planted late, in 90º - 100º?

It's a little late for most vegetables

Eggplant, okra, melons, potatoes, and hot peppers. Maybe some of the tropical vegetables like nz hot weather spinach.

It is late to start these guys and you will need to mulch and water heavily. You can get starts of eggplant and hot peppers.

Overhead shading can help mitigate and cool some of the plants, but usually it is better to wait to plant again in September at least in frost free areas.
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Re: what plants do well planted late, in 90º - 100º?

Thanks,

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Re: what plants do well planted late, in 90º - 100º?

Cucumbers and squash may do OK. Corn may too.
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Re: what plants do well planted late, in 90º - 100º?

When it gets that hot, all I have left in my garden are cucumbers, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, okra and herbs. For the most part, my garden is in trouble in the Dog Days of our summer months here in S.E. Louisiana.

Beans, tomatoes, green like Swiss Chard and most anything else are done until early fall.

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Re: what plants do well planted late, in 90º - 100º?

Yeah unless you have heat resistant tomatoes they will just keep dropping the flowers until it cools down again and I usually don't try to start any in summer, just keep the ones I have going.

Some squash can handle heat but not all of them. Gourds, kabocha, and pumpkins probably can.
Asian long beans and wing beans are more heat tolerant than Kentucky wonder green beans.

If you do have frost in your zone, you won't be able to plant anything with long maturation dates.

However, you can start broccoli and Brussel's sprouts around the end of August or September to mature in cooler weather.
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