The heat finally hit this past week and my plants are feeling it. This morning, my normal routine was interupted so I didn't get out to water the garden until about 11am. The yellow squash and zuchini plants looked the most upset, but all the plants were sagging and looking parched by that time of day. This weekend is threatening us with 106, 108 and 109 degree temperatures, so I think it is time to water more and provide some shade for the plants in the hottest times of day to extend their lives. I will remove the shade when the sun begins to go down to allow the plants to get sunlight in the cooler morning hours of the following day.