Raised bed - wilting leaves


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Hi everyone! I'm brand new here. I am having an issue with my raised beds. Both this year and last year my veggie's Are wilting within a couple weeks of planting. I dug down about 10" and my soil is damp. I'm not sure how damp it should be. I have peppers, tomatoes a tomatillo and some cucumbers as well as a few herbs and flowers. Everything looked good for a few days but now it looks like disaster is imminent. It's hot for Wyoming this time of year. Eighties and nineties already. My cucumber went from bad to worse in a matter of minutes. I'm almost in tears over this and I'm hoping for any suggestions.

I have planted before in the ground In this exact same spot in my yard and not had nearly this issue. I'm thinking maybe next or I might just go back to a ground garden if I cannot get this figured out.
 

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There may be other suggestions, but those plants look like they are dying for a drink to me. The temperature her in the uk is nothing like that, but I water my cucumbers and tomatoes daily. Little and often.
 
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I agree with more water, shelter from sun (do you have a yard umbrella?) and any wind. The plants look to be young and not yet fully hardened off before the heat hit. After they are better established you will have a better idea about your raised beds. Shade and wind protection would be my best guess with lots of water. Don’t give up just treat it like an experiment. Growing plants in the ground around the base of the planter boxes might be great for shading the boxes and providing reflected light to plants like peppers. You’ve created a beautiful garden area, now it’s time to play and see what conditions are needed to make things grow. Gardening is just one big experiment for me every year/season.
 
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Thanks for all the advice. I have pumped up my watering and it seems to be helping. (Don't listen to the in-laws who say you're watering too much)
 
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Glad things are looking up. I have all my veg plants in planter boxes and they require almost daily watering as they have a limited soil amount so dry out quicker than plants directly in the ground. Add metal sided boxes in full sun and they dry out super quick.
 
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as i get older, the height of those raised beds look better and better.

For beds when I water, I tend to completely saturate. then not water again until I see the plants wilted in the morning time.
 

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