Sowing in the heat:
How to protect your summer sowings.
In the Northeast, we spend most of the spring dodging frosts and keeping germinating seeds cozy indoors. But as the dog days of summer near, the problem becomes just the opposite: how do you encourage seeds to sprout and grow when the sun is so strong? While plants love (and need) warmth and sunlight, they can suffer if the heat is too extreme. Luckily, there are several easy routines and remedies you can use to keep growing all summer long.