Yes, the okra and Tony Scarfo's eggplants didn't droop but can you guess what else? Was it the broccoli? No. Was it Cath's red/ yellow capsicums? No. Give up? It was some of the lettuce ! Which lettuce? The 8 lettuce growing around the terracotta pot experiment. Not 1 leaf looked unhappy all day even though they are in the full sun. 40C and great-looking lettuce, that is something to be all skippity-doo about. This terracotta thing is one way to help tender plants get by. Oh, and those new bean shoots didn't miss a beat either because they are around another terracotta pot.
Why isn't the world cheering and gathering all their terracotta pots together and sealing up all the holes and filling them with water and burying them in the ground with me? Holy valotta, I haven't got a clue but at least the plants are cheering and clapping their little leaves.