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By this time in a Texas summer, we are in the midst of 100-plus degree days, rain is sporadic, and the air is heavy. If you feel like melting under these conditions, your garden probably feels the same. But we Texans (zones 8a, 8b, 9a) are a tough crowd, and so are our gardens. Just take a little extra care, and your summer garden can remain lush, green and healthy throughout the growing season.