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RE: Extreme Heat!

Also hot AND humid here.  My husky/lab comes in frequently to get a breath
in the AC...she also finds the coolest spots to sleep during the night even
though we keep the AC on.  For the first time in years I selected some
succulents and cacti for a new container garden...this heat makes me think

> [Original Message]
> From: SueNY <sue.nyc@att.net>
> Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/1/2006 3:29:27 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Extreme Heat!
> Well it's a lovely 106 degrees right now and no end in site. It's supposed
> to be equally hot the rest of the week. My plants are hanging in there,
> although I know I can forget about any of the buds getting pollinated
> the heat goes down. A branch on one of my tomato plants split, even tho it
> was staked firmly and caged.. It looks like it got hit by lighting
> Of course it was the branch with the most toms on it, but since it was
> attached to the plant I taped it up with plant tape and used garden velcro
> to tie it to the cage and it seems fine..no wilting! My flowers are
> cooked..my mini petunia's about given up...the impatients are loving it
> though, and my rose bush has recovered very nicely!
> Sue(6B)
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