It has been unseasonably hot for us in SW ID. We haven’t had any rain for over a month. The garden plants are growing like crazy, although there are some plants that are stressed. It takes diligence to keep it all going. I am out in the early morning hours getting my chores done before the heat SLAPS me in the face.
My gardening is done in raised beds. So much easier on my back and knees and very little, if any, weeding. Got to love a weed-free garden! Raised beds do require more water. I make use of soaker hoses on some of the beds. This way I can deep water once or twice a week depending on the temperatures. (You could also use a drip irrigation system.) My beds are made of cinder blocks and filled with a blend of top soil, compost and peat moss. Some plants may require further amending, such as those that are heavy feeders. I simply side dress those plants as often as needed. My tomatoes get a side dressing of a balanced “tomato booster” every three weeks from the time they begin blooming.
You can grow nearly anything in raised beds.
You could even plant in the holes of the cinder blocks. Perhaps a beneficial companion plant such as marigolds, petunias, or any other of your favorites. Perhaps some low growing thyme or some other low growing herb.
Have fun gardening!