Here's a post on how to transplant wilt free even in the middle of a heat wave.
Here is a link that might be useful: Shock & Wilt Free Transplanting
That would be great if I had a back hoe.And some stumps.
Just the shock free transplanting only requires digging down 5" or so. Might need a mini-hoe!
The stumps are for when the plants get bigger. I used a shovel, dug down about 1 foot.
I can't wait to try this! Wilt is always a problem when I'm planting my second season of warm weather crops in Houston.
Yesterday in my garden it was 109 degrees F and none of the cukes transplanted this way wilted at all, even though they were in full sunlight.