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*HOT* weather plants (disregard the *how* weather plants)

Posted by thorspippi z9 CA (sac) (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 24, 05 at 19:02

I'm a newbie (purple-thumbed) gardener. Last year's crop was a total bust (well, I'm cautiously optimistic about my elephant garlic). This year, I'm concentrating on perennials herbs instead of annual veggies (mostly) and have bought an automated drip system which I hope will help things.

The summers here are extremely hot. Very frequently over 100C. Over 90C almost daily.

I just ran across a blurb that said broccoli was a cool-weather crop. oh for heaven's sakes. And I just started some broccoli seeds.

I found the reference on Sacramento Gardening but the list is purely annual veggies. Not perennial herbs.

How on earth can I tell that a plant is not going to do well in my summer climate?? The seed packages rarely say so! And the zone thing doesn't tell me either.

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RE: *HOT* weather plants (disregard the *how* weather plants)

Where is my brain today? Not 100C and 90C, but 100F and 90F. Lordy.

RE: *HOT* weather plants (disregard the *how* weather plants)

Answered the 'HOW' posting

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