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July 21st, 2012, 09:13 AM
Mega Super Mommy
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Hey all!

I have a quick question... This is my first year gardening, and so I've been on a pretty steep learning curve. I have been noticing that some of my plants (specifically pumpkins and cucumbers) have looked very wilted. We are in the middle of a long lasting heat wave (with one or two beatings from heavy rain in there) and I'm wondering if this is causing it. I have been watering often, and everything still seems to be growing, but I just don't know if I should be doing something different with the garden to prevent the wilting. Any advice is appreciated!
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July 28th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Lots of veg will droop during the hot parts of the day to as a survival technique then they perk up over night. How do they look in the morning?
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July 29th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Now that you mention it, late evening, and early morning they always look a lot better, but those are the times I've been watering, so I just assumed that it was the water helping them out! The heat hasn't died down here yet, but everything is doing ok as far as I can tell!
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July 31st, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Same here plants droop like tomatoes and pumpkins in the hotter part of day the tomatoes lose their droop when they get at least 3 watering time.

Our pumpkin plants really droop during like above 100 degrees even with watering and as soon as it cools down they don't droop anymore.

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