So I'm in the desert southwest where it's been 100-110 lately and I recently started bush beans outside. (I know I know, it's too hot). Some are in peat pots and others thrown in good dirt. They all of course sprouted and gave their first true leaves. I can see the next true leaves as little "nubs" but they don't grow. None of them GROW. They aren't sick looking or dying, they just are halted. I also started eggplant and they are progressing fine. I'm not sure what the problem is. I was thinking the ones in the peat pot need more root room so I was going to transplant them to a large container, but that doesn't explain why the beans in the ground aren't progressing either. Any ideas?
I was told beans and eggplants (especially the latter) can do well in hot weather and so am trying these out.