I want to plant some cool weather crops for fall, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets. I have a hard time getting anything direct seeded o grow in this heat, since I can't be home to water in the day, and the soil surface dries out. I even have low germination on summer crops this time of year, 10% on cucumbers and zucchini. My last planting of beets was a total failure.
How do you do it in the summer heat? If I want to harvest these cool weather crops when it cools down, I need to start them now. If I start them under lights in the garage, I might be able to keep them moist, but they will be hot, since the garage is hot.