Another way to beat the heat is to grow good things! It has been hard keeping living things alive in the heat. But with night time watering and some luck we have been feasting on tomatoes, peppers, basil, melons and more! Check out our awesome salsa. Three cheers for Zinnia's! I love my Zinnias they just keep on thriving no matter how damn hot it is outside. They attract butterflies, bees and Goldfinches. Every time I look at my garden I see a butterfly or goldfinch among the blooms or a bee with buckets full of pollen.