I thought that living in the middle of Oklahoma would allow a nice long growing season, but we're discovering that very little grows well in the heat of the summer. Salad crops and strawberries were good in the spring. About late June almost every thing except the weeds and the bugs stopped growing. Even the tomatoes died or went dormant. It was worse this year than usual. Squash withered before any fruit appeared. I watered, but it didn't seem to help much. I replanted cucumbers, squash, herbs and salad plants about a month ago and they are thriving. I think that from now on I'm going to try to garden both ends of the season and just let the garden go in the heat. How do other folks cope with the summer heat so I'll do better next year?