What do I do on a hot day in the garden? First and foremost I keep hydrated, and I limit my gardening activity to the early morning and sunset evening hours.
It was a great day to put out the herbicide Roundup. Roundup is most effective on hot days with moisture in the ground. Now here is my tip on using Roundup. I buy one gallon premeasured packets of Roundup – Quick Pro. It is fast acting, and it comes in premeasured granular packages. It dissolves easily when you add the water, and it is very effective. Remember to follow the package directions, and remember, it kills what it touches most of the time. On a windy day, the drifts of the spray can injure your plants and your turf. WEAR GLOVES when applying, and shower when you finish putting it out. The material I put out this morning is already showing results on the foliage this afternoon.
I also bought some “Lucky” lantana to fill in some spots, where I removed pansies at our church. I watered them in well. While I was there, I sprinkled granular 15-0-15 around the annuals and perennials I planted earlier. Tomorrow, we will use a sprinkler and water the whole courtyard well.
Late this afternoon I watered all of my pots, because the 90 plus degrees dried them out. I also pulled my first big eggplant from one of the potted eggplants, as it was pulling the plant over. It’s always good to reward yourself with something from the garden, if you were sweating as much as I was.