Originally Posted by thantos
Where are you at I am in the east bay area and also wondering about 100+ deg heat and what to do. We just had our first 100+ day and am not sure if I should water more or what?
I'm in winters...that's 30 miles west of Sacramento... right next door to Davis.
It has only been hot this last week... other than a week long warm spell in May. Today it was about 105F.
I've been watering once a day, or every other day. I've been doing 1 gph drippers on each plant for 1-2 hrs per day, either once in the morning, or once in the evening.
I planted at two different times this year, so I've got some plants that are 7-8 foot tall, then some that are 1-3 feet tall. Both seem happy with the current schedule.
The little guys are definitely gonna keep getting more regular water, but I have also noticed that they have some red junk on the mounds...looks like fungus, so I'm gonna let em dry out a little bit. The big guys must have a semi-developed root structure, so I'm guessing that they would benefit from deeper watering on a less regular schedule.