Finally, the hazy, lazy days of summer have arrived – something we longed for all last winter! The temperatures are warm, the sun is high in the sky and the rain has certainly been more than adequate! Although the heat has not been stifling, try to garden during the early mornings and evenings, when the temperatures are cooler. Keep records on daily temperatures and rainfall, since summers’ heat and warm nighttime temperatures impact a plant as much as winters’ cold. If you live close to Rutgers Gardens, you can also look at ‘Rutgers Weather’, which has a summary of the weather conditions in Rutgers Gardens – it is almost like being here! Also, remember to wear a big hat, apply the sunscreen and to drink plenty of water while you garden!
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