All Things Gardening forum→Vines on hot brick/rock

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May 12, 2020 4:49 PM CST
I am having trouble finding information on this. I do container and hydroponic vegetable gardening. I am now in south/central Texas and it gets hot! Back yard has large areas of rock beds and a large brick patio. Concerned about my vining plants (cantaloupe, spaghetti squash, other melons, etc). Is it okay for the plant if the vines are lying on a hot surface like that instead of normal ground? Maybe as long as they remain appropriately watered they will not dry up or burn? Thanks so much!
Name: Bea
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May 12, 2020 5:44 PM CST

You came to the best conclusion. Keep them watered well. Place soaker hoses with timers- saves time and keeps plants hydrated. Keep them watered and in late afternoon , provide some shade when excessive hot afternoon temps can burn foliage.
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May 12, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Thanks so much! Very good info.

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