Many people from different parts of the country think that those of us who have gardens in our yards in San Diego have it easy. After all, the weather provides us with sun and temperatures in the 70’s every single day of the year, right? Wrong. Those of us who live in and around San Diego County fully understand that different times of year bring different variations in weather. They may not be as extreme as they are east of Southern California, but they are present and those of us who are trying to grow our food need to deal with them properly to protect our crops.
San Diego County residents are currently dealing with a somewhat unexpected patch of very hot and dry weather. This is the sort of weather that usually hits us in July or August, but here it is in May soon after many of us have planted our gardens. This type of heat can put our crops at risk if we’re not careful, so if you are in this position you need to consider a few ideas in order to make sure that you’re not wondering why nothing is growing 6 – 8 weeks from now.