Watering cucs/squash in a heat wave
It's been around 90 for several days and my cuc and squash in 5 gallon containers are wilting each afternoon. When I water they recover quite quickly but I'm concerned about overwatering. Although the foliage is wilting the soil is somewhat damp to the touch so they are not dried out (just thirsty)and I'm afraid of damaging the roots by over watering. I also wet the foliage to cool them off and I wet the wood on the deck to try and keep the area a bit cooler in the peak heat. So what is worse potentially overwatering or allowing the foliage to wilt.