The 6 Best Crops to Grow in Really Hot Weather

Growing food in your backyard when it’s over 100 degrees for more than three months? How do you do that?

If you are looking for something more than the usual “mulch and drip irrigation” answer, this video can help.

Find out what the old-timers used to do, what plants will work the best, what not to do (if you can avoid it), and some surprise options you’ve probably have never heard of.


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  • redelappe says:

    I am new to Florida with its intense heat and sandy “soil.” I took a break from the heat and wanted to look up plants / seeds that will sprout and thrive. Wonderful to find this video. I”ll be on the hunt for seeds /tubers. Thank you. snrthnkr

  • boblacoe says:

    Day Lillie’s are also good food crops and almost impossible to kill. All parts are eatable.

  • J Mueller says:

    Some other hot weather crops: Malabar Spinach, Yard Long Beans, Jerusalem Artichoke (AKA Sunchoke), Ginger

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