wilting squash leaves
I have a nice patch of butternut in full sun. The leaves wilt in the afternoon, even if the well-composted soil around them is damp. In fact, I've even buried a lot of the stems in that compost. They perk up quickly as the sun gets lower. This is with temps in the mid-80s. Pretty soon the temps will be far higher. Last year I grew them successfully, with little or no wilting for several hot days without watering, but in part shade.
I guess that's telling me that I just need to put shade cloth over them? It's just a little hard to tell how much I can let them get stressed.