We do have shade cloth for a little later in the summer. My plants might have wanted it today, though. Last week was cool and gray all week with temperatures in the lower forties at night until Thursday. Yesterday wasn’t as cold, but even the daytime temperature didn’t get above 60. Today was bright and sunny, and I saw 88 on the thermometer. My plants looked a bit wilted in the heat of the day despite having moist soil. I think today was the highest, but it’s supposed to be a hot week. I suppose the tomatoes and peppers will be happy, and I can think about planting corn and okra soon.Try a shade netting cover to filter out the sun over cooler crops like broccoli, spinach and lettuce.
@begreen, @EatenByLimestone, @AlbergSteve, and any other fruit growers who care to share wisdom, how do I most reasonably protect peaches from squirrels? We have a decent crop set on the tree, and I’d like to get some of them at least for our family. I have extra bird netting and was thinking of trying to wrap part of the tree, but I’m not sure I can really do that. I’ve also read of some kind of bag that goes around fruit, but I’ve never had experience with anything like that. I was wondering if you all had any advice. (I am hopeful that a new neighbor’s three cats who visit might help us a bit, but I figure I should take my own steps.)