Ahhhh,,,,just hot, very hot and scorchingly hot! I had to cultivate my planting ridges and to add organic fertilizer and to set up "a Hot Stuff" for autumn and winter vegetables like cabbages. I'll tell you the hot stuff later but anyway, I had to harvest my eggplants and pull the trees out for securing space for next vegetables.
And here is "my Hot Stuff ", transparent multi-sheets. It's my first try but I learned the method from some gardening magazine. I know many gardeners suffer bugs like caterpillars, young worms of moths which can eat up our vegetables. The method is reportedly so effective to kill them. The temperature of the soil covered with the sheets can be too hot for those bugs to survive. It's more effective to cover the soil for about 1 month in the hot summer, not only for killing bugs but weed seeds, the magazine says. I've suffer many bugs on my cabbages and Hakusai cabbages every year so I hope the method can decrease damage caused by the bugs and usage of pesticides.