With the weather predicted to reach the 100's for the next few days, all the hard work you have done in your garden can literally wilt before your eyes. Farm Carolina is compiling tips to help you keep your garden healthy.
Darrell Blackwelder, the county extension director with horticulture responsibilities with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County recommends not to overwater wilted plants. Some plants that normally withstand hot weather will wilt with sudden temperature spikes. Be sure to check the soil or media before watering wilted plants.
We asked on Facebook and Twitter your tips for keeping your garden healthy during a heat wave. The following are the responses. We will add more as they come in!
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Tammy Dyson-Ward: Make sure you water in the early morning.
Amanda Moore Drew: Plenty of mulch (like straw or oak leaves) around the plants to help hold in moisture.
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