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Planting out in high temperatures

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Does anyone have experience of planting out young plants when the temperatures are high. I have some dwarf french beans growing in old toilet roll centres. The plants are about 3 inches. I was hoping to plant them out soon for a crop in September. any suggestions on how to do this successfully given that temperatures of 35 degrees are forecast early next week. The bed is in full sun for most of the day.

Would I be better leaving the planting out till the days of 35 degrees have passed. According to the forecast the temperature will drop to 25 degrees.  Thanks for reading.

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  • Mojisola
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    Would I be better leaving the planting out till the days of 35 degrees have passed. According to the forecast the temperature will drop to 25 degrees.
    Definitely.  In times of dry weather, it's also a good idea to dig out the planting hole, fill it with water (several times, if necessary) and then plant so that the roots have contact with moist soil to grow into.

  • Brie
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    And do it early in the morning so you don't pass out from being strenuous during the heat of the day.  I've been telling this to myself every day for 2 weeks now and still manage to sleep in every time.
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  • Flugelhorn
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    definitely keep them cooler until the hot spell has passed

  • twopenny
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    I've got winter greens desperate to go in the ground but am going to wait. They usually come good.

    This year has been so bone dry that even watering hasn't helped the veg.

    But because you want yours at a specific time do with the water as brie says and you can get small rolls of garden shading you could make a frame and put over them.

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  • littlemoney
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    Thanks for the advice. I will wait till it's a cooler 25 degrees.and fill the planting holes several times with water. I have established plants and shrubs that don't look happy. I am concentrating water on edible vegetables and fruit.
  • littlemoney
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    I am still unable to plant out my french bean plants as I have a very bad stomach bug. Getting out of bed is hard enough let alone working in the garden. The plants leaves are greeny yellow. I have watered them, finally. Would they benefit from a liquid feed.

    I have some ready to use feed in the shed I could pour into the compost. Any suggestions please as it may be a few days before I feel well enough to get into the garden again.
  • mumf
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    If it’s hot,don’t.
  • sheramber
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    It is usually recommended not to feed stressed plants 

    If they perk up having been watered then I would try a weakened feed first. 
  • littlemoney
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